Understanding AQI

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Air Quality Index or AQI is the EPA’s (Environmental Protection Agency) for reporting air quality. This system gauges the level of pollution in the air. Think of the system as a yardstick that ranges from 0 to 500. The higher the AQI number, the greater level of air pollution and the greater the health concern. These numbers are represented by six colors as well. The AQI range 0-50 is green and represents good air quality, while an AQI value of 300 is purple represents very unhealthy air quality. 

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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. 

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