Radon Is A Serious Cause For Concern
What is Radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that can cause lung cancer. Since you can't smell or see radon, testing is the only way to detect possible exposure.
Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked. On January 13, 2005, Dr. Richard H. Carmona, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued a national health advisory on radon.
The Environmental Protection Agency recommends you test your home for radon at least every two years. Are you and your family at risk? Radon does not have any side effects such as headaches or flu-like symptoms, and radon doesn't know the difference between an old house or a new house. More than 25,000 people die annually in the U.S. due to radon-induced lung cancer. Most of Pennsylvania is an EPA Zone 3 for radon. This means that homes in Indiana have a high potential to have elevated radon levels! We can help you determine whether this lethal killer is present in your home, threatening those you love the most!