Radon in your home can be dangerous to your health. That is because radon gas can damage lung tissue and ultimately cause lung cancer.
Who Is Most at Risk for Lung Cancer From Radon?
Of course, not everyone who breathes in radon will develop lung cancer. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, those who live in homes with higher levels of radon, and those who are frequently in those homes, are more likely to develop lung cancer. People who smoke are also at an increased risk.
How To Reduce Your Risk of Lung Cancer
Luckily, there are tests that can show the level of radon in your home. If the radon level is between 2 and 4pCi/L, you may want to consider making changes to your home. If the radon level is above 4pCi/L, then the EPA recommends adding a mitigation system to your house.
Of course, if you are a smoker, you should also try to quit — especially if you are also being exposed to radon in your home. This will make both you and your family healthier.