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Has Your Home Been Tested for Radon? Find Out More About This Serious Health Risk

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It is estimated that 1 out of every 15 homes in the United States currently exceed the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (US EPA) action levels for radon exposure. Higher radon levels have been detected in homes on Indian lands, however, and the US EPA reported that almost 1 in every 3 homes had levels that exceeded recommended action levels.

The Surgeon General has stated that the leading cause of lung cancer in America is due to radon poisoning. Both the US EPA and the Surgeon General’s Office have estimated that radon has been the underlying cause for up to 20,000 lung cancer deaths every year. There is also a 16% increased risk for developing lung cancer when exposure to radon concentrations of 100 Bq/m occur over an extended period of time.

Scientists concur that wh

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