Do You Know Radon Facts?
- According to an EPA Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes by the Office of Radiation and Indoor Air, 12% of lung cancer-related deaths in non-smoking men and women.
- The EPA and former United States Surgeon General urge all homeowners to test for indoor radon levels.
- Radon can be found in new homes and old homes — regardless if your home is insulated or drafty, with and without basements — any home is a possible target for radon.
- When radon gas is inhaled into the lungs, radon decay products become lodged or trapped in the lung lining, where alpha particles radiate and penetrate the cells of the mucous membranes, bronchi, and other pulmonary tissues. It is believed that it is the ionizing radiation from these alpha particles that affect the bronchial epithelial cells…