What is Radon?
Radon is an odorless, tasteless, noxious gas which cannot be seen. Uranium in soils decays creating a radioactive gas – Radon – that is attributed to more than 20,000 deaths per year according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Your home is a trap for radon gas, allowing it to build up and preventing it from dissipating into the air naturally. Radon can enter through unsealed crawl spaces, cracks in floors and foundation, and the water supply.
Any home may have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well- sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.
A Citizen’s Guide to Radon | Environmental Protection Agency