You Can not see, taste or smell radon but it may be a problem in your home. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. When you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung
cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and
your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.
What Is Radon?
Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon can be found all over the U.S. It can get into any type of building —
homes, offices, and schools — and result in a high indoor radon level. But you and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at home, where you spend most of your time.