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Is Radon Dangerous?

Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 by Tori Saffell

Radon causes lung cancer.

As radium decays in the ground, radon gas is created. Radon gas is odorless, tasteless, and colorless, and comes up through the ground into houses and buildings. Once radon enters a building, it becomes trapped. This is very dangerous, because radon is a cancer causing gas. According to a U.S. Surgeon General Health Advisory:


"Indoor radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country." 


Radon is a silent killer, because it is undetectable without a proper radon test. The good news is, radon induced lung cancer is preventable. The best thing you can do to protect your home and family from radon is to have your home tested every 2 years. Radon test kits can be ordered online or bought at various retail stores. Olympic Restoration Systems also offers radon testing. If high levels of radon are found in your home or building, Olympic has the professional training and experience to install a radon mitigation system.


If you have concerns about radon in your home or building, call 1-888-756-5967 to set up a free consultation with one of our System Designs Specialists, or explore our website for more information.

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