Radon & Testing
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. On January 13, 2005, Dr. Richard H. Carmona, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued a national health advisory on radon.
Radon gas is a serious carcinogen that can be found in all building across the US and Canada. It is formed from the natural decay of small amounts of uranium in soil and rock. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer and the #1 requested ancillary inspection during a real estate transaction.