Why is radon data important?
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is invisible, odorless, and tasteless. It comes from the radioactive decay of radium, an element found in most rocks and soils. Radon can enter a building from the ground underneath it, and concentrate to tens or even hundreds of times the level in outdoor air.
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. That is about 20,000 deaths per year nationwide.
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To learn more about radon, your health, and reducing exposure, visit our Radon webpage.
Radon Awareness: Pacific Northwest and Alaska - YouTube video by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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