What is Radon?

Radon is naturally occurring radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless and tasteless. Uranium and Radium breaks down in the soil underneath homes, creating Radon. Radon then is inhaled or ingested from groundwater, cracks in basement floors, walls, joints and crawl spaces. 

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Nationally, the EPA estimates that about 21,000 people die each year from radon-related lung cancer. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths.