Radon is the leading cancer risk in your home.
Among non-smokers, radon gas is the number one cause of lung cancer and overall, the second leading cause of lung cancer according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This Class A carcinogen is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year.
Similar to how radon gas is a decay product of uranium, radon decays into other toxic substances such as polonium, lead, and bismuth. When inhaled, polonium presents the greatest risk and causes permanent damage to the delicate cells lining the lungs. Think of radon as the gun and polonium as the bullets. Dr. Oz explains it best: When these damaged cells reproduce to heal themselves, they will make a mistake as they are reproducing. And when they make a mistake, it becomes a cancer.
Families in Cincinnati and southwestern Ohio are at a greater risk as our region is a hot spot for radon gas.
Don’t risk the health of your family. Contact the Radon Diva today by calling (513) 443-4820 or by completing the form to the right! Radon gas can be detected through a simple, quick, and low cost radon test. If radon levels are found to be high in your home, it can be easily fixed through mitigation.