Radon Poisoning Prevention
When you hear Radon Poisoning, you may be wondering, what in the world is radon and how is it poisonous?
Radon gas happens to be the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United Sates, second only to smoking.
Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium, thorium, and radium, all of which are metals that break down into rocks, soil, and groundwater.
Radon exposure comes from breathing in contaminated air that comes through the cracks and gaps inside homes and buildings. Because radon is a naturally occurring gas that comes from the earth, people are always exposed to it.
A radon test can be included in a home inspection, but is it common? Read our blog post: "Is Radon Testing Typically a Part of a Home Inspection Process?"