Radon Gas Causes Lung Cancer
- Radon is the Number One cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
- Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer with smoking being the number one cause.
- Radon is responsible for over 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year.
How Does Radon Enter the Home?
- Radon enters the home through penetrations or cracks in the foundation. Normal use of clothes dryers, bathroom exhaust fans, gas furnaces and water heaters draw radon into the home as they expend and expel the air in the house.
- Radon can enter the house through well water. As we shower, wash clothes and dishes, the radon is released into the air.
How To Remove Radon From The Inside of a Home
- For homes with high indoor air radon levels a fan can be installed to pull air from the soil under and around the foundation and expel it outside of the structure.
- For wells with radon there are two options: aeration treatment or granular activated charcoal (GAC) treatment.
- Aeration treatment involves spraying water or mixing it with air, and then venting the air from the water before use.
- GAC treatment filters radon through carbon. Radon attaches to the carbon and leaves the water free from radon.
- Property owners with wells who have confirmed elevated indoor radon levels should also test their well water for radon.