Overview Of Radon
You can’t see radon. And you can’t smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.
There are low levels of this element outdoors. Indoors, there can be high levels. It can enter homes and buildings through cracks in floors, walls, or foundations. The element can also be in your water, especially well water. Testing is the only way to know if your home has elevated radon levels. It is inexpensive and easy. You can buy a test kit at most hardware stores or hire someone to do a test. Reduction systems can bring the amount down to a safe level. The cost depends on the size and design of your home.