Radon Company St Louis MO

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that has become the second-leading cause of lung cancer — second only to cigarette smoke. Most soils contain uranium that, over time, decays to produce radium and polonium. Eventually, polonium is released with the radon, which creates a high toxicity level in the air and water that it infuses.

Perhaps some homeowners are thinking they could recognize high levels of radon in their home. Unfortunately, radon is completely undetectable with any human senses. We cannot smell, taste, see, touch, or hear radon. Thus, it easily goes unnoticed. When this happens, everyone in the home becomes susceptible to contracting lung cancer.

There are also very limited lung cancer symptoms. Even at that, they tend to lie dormant until becoming more severe. Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer. According to the World Health Organization, radon causes 15 percent of the world’s lung cancer cases and kills 20,000 people each year. For those 20,000 people who have never smoked and have never been heavily surrounded by smokers, the lung cancer diagnosis is far from self-induced.

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