Radon is a naturally-occurring substance that’s ubiquitous in nature and can be found in every state in the nation. The exposure levels differ depending on location but are generally not a health issue outdoors. Over time, inhaling heavy concentrations of radon indoors can increase the risk of lung cancer, creating serious health hazards to be aware of.
This radioactive gas can seep into buildings through cracks and gaps in the foundation, getting trapped and potentially affecting indoor air quality. Due to the colorless, odorless, and tasteless characteristics of this chemical element, it can be in heavy concentrations within your home without knowing it. There is no way to prevent radon, but there are ways to ensure the safety of the air in your home by testing and reducing the presence of this human carcinogen.