WHO is at risk? Radon is much more likely to cause lung cancer in people who smoke. In fact, smokers are estimated to be 25 times more at risk from radon than non-smokers.
HOW do I know if I am at risk? Radon is an invisible and odorless gas that occurs naturally and is easy to test for! You can get a test kit at hardware stores or purchase on-line at https://radon-pro.com/
WHAT am I supposed to do to protect myself? Radon prevention should be considered when new structures are built. Some common ways of reducing radon levels in existing buildings include:
- Increase ventilation
- Install a radon sump system in the basement to prevent it from entering home
- Avoid the passage of radon from the basement to other floors
- Seal cracks in floors and walls