every breath, your family could be
exposing themselves to a radioactive
gas called radon. It's impossible to
see, smell or taste. And it could be
accumulating to unsafe levels in your
home right now.
Radon is found at high levels in every state in America.
It seeps into your home from the surrounding soil. It's
the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.-
only cigarette smoking causes more lung cancer deaths.
In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Surgeon
General have strongly recommended that all residences be
tested for radon.
you at risk?
Your family's risk of
developing lung cancer from radon depends
on the average annual level of radon
in your home and the amount of time
you spend there. The longer your exposure
to radon, the greater the risk. And
the risk is much greater for smokers.
Luckily, radon is easy and inexpensive to detect. And homes
with high levels can be fixed. But it's up to you
to find out whether radon is a problem in your home. The
only way to know whether radon exists in elevated levels
in your home, and to protect your family from radon, is