Radon – Why It Matters

Radon – Why It Matters

What is Radon?

It is a colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas formed by the breakdown of uranium, a natural radioactive material found in soil, rock and groundwater.

Radon released from the ground can build up to hazardous levels inside a home.


Why Test for Radon?

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, putting your health at risk.

Nearly 1 in 15 homes in the US and Canada has an elevated radon level, even in areas with fairly low environmental radon.

Any home may have a radon problem – old or new homes, well-sealed or drafty homes, and homes or without basements.