What is Radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer.

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We are State of Florida certified to provide Radon measurements and assessment services.

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Why is it Important?

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a wealth of scientific data is available on the relationship between radon exposure and the development of lung cancer. The scientific experts agree that the occupational miner data is a very solid base from which to estimate risk of lung cancer deaths annually. While residential radon epidemiology studies will improve what we know about radon, they will not supersede the occupational data.

Health authorities like the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Surgeon General , the American Lung Association, the American Medical Association, and others agree that we know enough now to recommend radon testing and to encourage public action when levels are above 4 pCi/L. The most comprehensive of these efforts has been the National Academy of Science's Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR VI) Report (see https://www.epa.gov/radon/health-risk-radon#beir). This report reinforces that radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer and is a serious public health problem. As in the case of cigarette smoking, it would probably take many years and rigorous scientific research to produce the composite data needed to make an even more definitive conclusion.

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How does radon get into your home?
Any home may have a radon problem.

Radon is a radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home may have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.

Radon from soil gas is the main cause of radon problems. Sometimes radon enters the home through well water (see https://archive.epa.gov/water/archive/web/html/basicinformation-2.html). In a small number of homes, the building materials can give off radon, too. However, building materials rarely cause radon problems by themselves.

Helpful Links

Read more about radon health risks at https://www.epa.gov/radon/health-risk-radon.For more information, see https://www.epa.gov/radon Opens a New Window. and https://www.epa.gov/radon/citizens-guide-radon-guide-protecting-yourself-and-your-family-radon.