Are you prepared? Know the facts and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.
What is radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas that you can’t see or smell. It occurs naturally in the environment and can be harmful.
Know the risks
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Because radon can’t be seen, you may not even know if it is in your home. But exposure to radon can be prevented. The EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General advise you test your home for radon.
What can you do?
- Test your home. There are kits available, making it easy and affordable to do.
- Attend an event to learn more. Look for radon events in your community during the month of January.
- Share what you know. Encourage others to test and learn more.
- Research radon-resistant homes. If you’re looking to buy a home, this could be an option.
United States Environmental Protection Agency
The information provided is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or a substitute for professional health care. You should consult an appropriate health care professional for your specific needs.