The chemical radon is an extremely toxic, colorless gas that can increase your risk for lung cancer significantly, even if you are not a cigarette smoker, through prolonged exposure from inside of your home. Radon in present naturally in the environment, but can cause serious health consequences if levels are too high. By taking steps to monitor your home’s radon level, you can lower your potential risk.
How to protect yourself from prolonged radon exposure
Make your home safer by taking the following steps:
Test your home to determine if there are concerning levels of radon inside your home.
If you have a radon problem within your home and have a private well, the well water should also be tested for radon levels.
Make necessary repairs or seal up any cracks that may allow for radon to enter the home.
Re-test once repairs have been completed to ensure safe radon levels.