What is Radon?
Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless radioactive gas that escapes from the earth as radium breaks down. Radon is a common gas that has high concentrations in Wisconsin.
Radon can enter a home through the foundation, water system, sump pump areas, and windows. A simple test administered by a certified radon tester can detect if you have high levels of radon in a home.
What are the Health Risks of Radon?
Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked. (content from www.epa.gov)
What can I do to remove Radon from my home?
Radon can be removed from a home by installing a Radon Mitigation System which is used to reduce radon concentrations in the breathing zones of occupied buildings. The goal of a radon mitigation system is to reduce the indoor radon levels to below the EPA action level of 4 pCi/L. A quality radon reduction (mitigation) system is often able to reduce the annual average radon level to below 2 pCi/L.