3 Facts you should know about Radon

By Becca Lucio

Radon is a colorless, odorless natural gas that is a part of your life-no matter where you're located. Check out our three facts every homeowner should know on its effects on your home and your family's health, and the ways to mitigate it today. 

1. Radon easily seeps in your home
Natural reactive uranium slowly decays in the ground below our foundation and seeps to the surface creating Radon. Due to the way homeowners heat and ventilate their homes, radon gets indoors through the floors.

2. Homes are extremely susceptible throughout the US but especially in Northern parts of the United States.
As seen in the map here, states such as Maine, NY, NJ, Indiana, Illinois, Montana, North Dakota and Idaho track very high levels of radon in their areas. 

3. If you have high levels of Radon in your home, you should take actions TODAY.
Long-term exposure to radon can cause damage to your lungs, resulting in cancer in worst case scenarios. According to the American Cancer Society, smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. Radon ranks second.

What can you do to reduce Radon levels in your home?
One in 15 homes has what is considered a high level of radon with the highest concentration tending to be found in the basement or 1st floor. This can be determined by hiring a qualified radon tester or testing with your own radon test kit.

Radon levels in a home can easily be remedied with the proper ventilation. S&P USA's PRF can be used to mitigate radon. Learn more about our product today.

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