The EPA estimates that about 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the U.S. are radon-related. Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and water. Radon is a form of ionizing radiation and a proven carcinogen. Thus far, there is no evidence that children are at greater risk of lung cancer than are adults. However, removing radon from your home is a crucial step towards a healthier family.
As part of our indoor air quality monitoring services, we can monitor your home for radon. Please visit our indoor air quality testing page for more information. It starts with a free in-home consultation; it ends with a healthier Charlottesville community.