As a part of National Radon Action month, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reminds families that reducing radon risks in the home is affordable and simple. The EPA estimates one in 15 homes will have elevated radon levels.
Radon, the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers, is a natural odorless, colorless, radioactive gas released from rock and soil. The gas can then seep into homes through foundation cracks, and can reach harmful levels if trapped indoors.
Be a part of National Radon Action Month by helping raise awareness about the risk of radon in your local community.
Testing can be done by the homeowner or by a professional. Various state programs offer low-cost or free radon testing kits. Radon test kits are also available at some home improvement stores.