Invisible gas danger

Radon is an Invisible Gas

Radon Risk

The Risk of Living with RadonRadon Risk
Radon gas decays and turns into radioactive particles that can get trapped in your lungs when you breathe. As the particles break down further, they release small bursts of energy. This can damage your lung tissue and can lead to lung cancer over the course of your lifetime. Not everyone who is exposed to elevated levels of radon will develop lung cancer, but the amount of time between exposure and the onset of the disease can be many years.
Unlike other environmental pollutants, there is uncertainty about the magnitude of radon heath risks; though, we do know more about radon risks than risks from most other cancer-causing substances. We know this is because radon risk estimates are based on studies of cancer in humans (in underground miners).
Combined with smoking, radon is an especially serious health risk. You can stop smoking and lower your radon level to reduce your risk of lung cancer.
Also children have been reported to have a greater risk that adults of certain types of cancer from radiation, but currently there is no conclusive data on whether children are at a greater risk than adults from radon exposure.

How Many Homes are Built with Radon-Reducing Features?
Based on an annual home builder survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center reports:

* These results exclude homes built on pier-style foundations.