Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas released in rock, soil, and water formed from the breakdown of uranium. Levels in outdoor air pose a low threat to human health. However, radon can enter homes from surrounding soil and become a health hazard inside buildings. Radon does not cause symptoms. You can’t see it or smell it, but an elevated radon level in your home may be affecting the health of your family. Breathing radon over prolonged periods may damage lung tissue. Exposure to radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers in the United States. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that radon causes more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths in the country each year. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has radon, your risk of developing lung cancer can be much higher
Testing your home is simple:
Testing your home is easy and will only take a few minutes of your time. Place a radon test in the lowest lived-in level of your home for 2 to 7 days. Then mail it to the lab to process your results.
While supplies last, you can obtain a free radon test kit at partnering local health departments/districts – please contact FVHD for your free kit today: 860 352 2333