The thought of radon doesn’t need to keep you up at night. For many, radon exists all around us at safe levels. However, it is a leading cause of lung cancer in America, so being aware of it and the levels you are exposed to is important.
The naturally-occurring gas can come into your home by seeping into the foundation through contaminated soil or via the air moving through the home from outside. The gas that becomes trapped in the home can present a problem if it rises to unsafe levels.
Radon exposure rarely causes immediate concern. It is the long-term exposure that often results in health issues, especially for the elderly and very young. Reducing your exposure by testing for the gas in your home can reduce the chances of the long-term effects of the radioactive gas.