RADON IS A CANCER-CAUSING RADIOACTIVE GAS
"Indoor radon gas is a national health problem. Radon causes thousands of deaths each year. Millions of homes have elevated radon levels. Most homes should be tested for radon. When elevated levels are confirmed, the problem should be corrected."
- Surgeon General of the United States Health Advisory
Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, after smoking. The World Health Organization, The Surgeon General of the United States, the American Medical Association, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency have labeled radon a significant health risk.
Any house can have high radon levels. Radon is a serious health risk and no home is immune to it.
No two homes, regardless of proximity, have the same radon exposure. Radon generally moves a distance of only 20 to 30 feet through the soil to a building. Consequently, the source for the radon entering a building is, generally, near or just beneath the building. Soils can vary from building to building, even within the same neighborhood. With the variability of soils and geology beneath homes, the only way to know if your home has elevated levels of radon is to test.
No law requires Arizona homeowners to reduce health risk from radon. Radon can affect your health; but once identified, it's a problem you can control. Most Arizona households will not have a serious radon problem; but you will gain valuable peace of mind knowing whether your home is safe.
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