What is Radon?
Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked. On January 13, 2005, Dr. Richard H. Carmona, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued a national health advisory on radon. For more information visit www.cheec.uiowa.edu/misc/radon.html.
Why should I worry about radon? How do I fix it?
Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell or taste. Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family's health. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America and claims about 20,000 lives annually. Have your home Tested for Radon - It's Easy and Inexpensive Fix your home if you have a radon level of 4 pCi/L or more. The U.S. Surgeon General and EPA recommends that all homes be tested. ERA Test can perform a simple test in your home to determine if you have radon levels above EPA standards. We recommend fixing your home if you have a radon level of 4 pCi/L or more.