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Radon Facts

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RADON FACTS

  • Radon Induced Lung Cancer Kills over 20,000 Americans Each Year.
  • Radon is odorless and colorless. You cannot see, smell or feel Radon gas. You have to test for it.
  • Radon is the leading cause of Lung Cancer for non-smokers.
  • Radon exposure is not limited to your home. It can exist in any building, including schools, hospitals and your workplace.
  • Dangerous levels of Radon can be a problem in homes with or without a basement.
  • Your risk of developing lung cancer is increased if you smoke and your home has a high radon level.
  • Radon has been discovered in every state.
  • Radon levels can differ door to door even if levels are low in your closest neighbor.
  • Radon is measured in picocuries per liter of air(pCi/L). This is a standard measurement of radioactivity.
  • The average indoor level of radon is 1.3 pCi/L. The average outoor level is 0.4 pCi/L.
  • Radon testing is very simple and consists of placing a test kit in your home or office for 2 to 7 days. Your results will be returned to you in under 24 hours.
  • Radon testing is most effective during cooler weather because your home is typically shut off to outside air flow.

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