Radon Risks

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Radon is a radioactive gas produced naturally when radioactive metals like uranium, thorium, and radium break down in soil, rock, and water. Outdoors, radon poses no health risk because it disperses rapidly. However, indoors radon can become trapped and linger, causing potential health risks. Breathing radon over time increases your risk of lung cancer and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. 

There are ways to limit the radon levels in a home or building.

Reducing the Risk From Radon: Information and Interventions A Guide for Health Care Providers. Publication No. E-18-2.

Air Flow
Open windows and use fans to circulate the air inside is a great temporary strategy to reduce radon.

Secure 
Ensure walls and floors are properly sealed, and if cracks are present, seal with plaster, caulk, or similar will help reduce radon from penetrating a home. 

Air Purifier
Invest in an air purifier with an activated carbon filter. Activated carbon filter air purifiers can help filter out gasses like radon. 

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