Has your home been invaded by radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the soil and in groundwater. It seeps into homes through the basement, crawlspace, slab or carried by well water. It is only considered a potential health problem when the concentrations are higher than normal. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and it is why the EPA and the Surgeon General recommend that all homes be tested. Every home in the U.S. has the potential to have elevated levels of radon. The only way to find out is to test the home. The fact that one home has an acceptable radon level is not a predictor for the home next door or down the street.
For more information about radon, visit the U.S. EPA's Radon Home Page or EPA's A Citizen's Guide to Radon. Then get your home tested!