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The Dangers of Radon
Radon is a radioactive element that is part of the radioactive decay chain of naturally occurring uranium in soil. You can’t see radon. You can’t smell radon. You can’t taste radon. Unlike carbon monoxide and many other home pollutants, radon’s adverse health effect, lung cancer, is usually not produced immediately.
What does this mean for you and your family? You and your loved ones may be exposed to radon for many years without ever suspecting its presence in your home.
Why Test for Radon?
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notes that radon is a Class A carcinogen, meaning that radon poisoning can lead to cancer. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause in smokers.
While scientists can estimate the approximate lung cancer deaths per 1,000 people, no single individual's risk can be estimated. At Safe Home Radon, we believe that testing is comparably inexpensive and the only way to know whether you are at risk for radon exposure.
How Does Radon Enter Your Home?
Radon can be introduced into your home in three different ways:
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If you’re worried about your property being exposed to dangerous levels of radon, it’s best not to leave anything up to chance. At Safe Home Radon, we are committed to educating the Chicagoland community about the importance of radon testing.
Connect with us today to get your home on the path to total safety.