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The risk of radon gas to Idahoans

What you need to know about the silent killer
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What is radon and why should you care?

Radon is a radioactive gas that can't be detected with your senses alone, and exposure to radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. According to the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare, 40% of homes tested in Idaho have high test results.

Frequently asked questions

Why should I care about radon?

Radon enters homes through cracks and pores in the foundation. This radon gas is created when uranium in the soil decays, and exposure to radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Roughly 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the U.S. are due to radon exposure. 

How much radon exposure is safe?

There is technically no "safe" level of radon. Your goal with mitigation should always be to reduce the level in your home as much as possible. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends considering mitigation at 2.0 pCi/L. The World Health Organization has a similar recommendation at 2.7 pCi/L.

How can I protect my home from radon?

The most important step to take is to test your home for radon. Because radon has no odor or taste, only a test can tell you if you have high radon levels. If your home tests high, we can also provide a free bid for radon mitigation. 

Can radon cause death?

It is estimated that about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year are due to radon exposure.

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