Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that exists due to the radioactive decay of uranium, a common element in our bedrock. Radon gas dissolves into groundwater and then is released into the air when the water is used within a home or building.
Radon has no indicator to announce its presence, but the potential threat to your family is very real. It gives off harmful radiation, which is attributed to an increased risk of certain cancers. Inhaled radon is known to be the second leading cause of lung cancer in many countries, second only to cigarette smoking. It accounts for an estimated 20,000 lung cancer deaths in the US annually, and 15% of all cases worldwide. Smokers are at particularly high risk if exposed to radon concentrations.