Facts about Radon

Radon Facts

Radon is estimated by the American Lung Association to be the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. today, causing thousands of deaths each year.

Radon is an invisible, odorless, radioactive gas…

…that has been found in homes all over the U.S.  It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air we breathe.

Radon typically moves up through the ground…

…to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation.  Your home can trap radon inside.  Sometimes radon enters the home through well water.

Any home can have a radon problem.

This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.  In fact, you and your family are most likely to get your greatest radiation exposure at home.  That is where you spend most of your time.

Nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the U.S….

…is estimated to have elevated radon levels.  Elevated levels of Radon gas have been found in homes throughout the Dayton, Ohio area. Click here to see statistics of Radon levels in the Dayton area.

The EPA & the Surgeon General recommend that you test your home

Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from Radon.  EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for Radon.  For more information about the Radon testing process click here.