Radon | What is it and why you should care.
Radon is a a natural radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. In fact it is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. It is estimated 21,000 people die from radon induced cancer every year.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has many resources regarding Radon. One resource is a radon zone map that outlines the potential risk for radon in your area. Although this map is a great guide for the general risk of radon in your area, the only way to truly know is to get tested as 1 in 15 homes have radon. Another great local resource is the Lake County Health Department.
Testing: Home Advantage Inspections
Mitigation: VSI Radon Reduction
Radon Hotlines provided by EPA:
1-800-SOSRADON (1-800-767-7236)* Purchase radon test kits by phone.
1-800-55RADON (557-2366)* Get live help for your radon questions.
1-800-644-6999* Radon Fix-It Hotline for general information on fixing or reducing the radon level in your home.
1-800-426-4791 Safe Drinking Water Hotline for general information on drinking water, radon in water, testing and treatment, and standards for radon drinking water. Operated under a contract with EPA.