As the second leading cause of lung cancer, behind only smoking, you would think that people would be worried about it.
We should be doing all we can to combat this dangerous gas, but it isn't getting the attention it deserves.
In fact, there are still many people that doubt the fact that radon gas is even dangerous.
There are even entire websites online dedicated to "disproving the myth," saying that the evidence that radon is dangerous is purely fictional.
It's just a conspiracy, according to them.
If you ask them, they will say it's just a money grab from "big radon" trying to get your money to perform useless tests.
Or, you can ask the families of the nearly 21,000 Americans who died of lung cancer last year and see what they say about radon gas.
The unfortunate truth is that radon gas can be hazardous to your health when you're exposed to it over long periods of time.
It has even been estimated that one in fifteen homes in the United States has elevated levels of radon, putting everyone inside at risk. And the worse part is that the homeowners have no idea.
That's because radon is odorless, tasteless, and invisible. It's completely undetectable to humans.
The only way to know you have elevated levels of radon is to test for it - or get a lung cancer diagnosis.