Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas.
You can’t see radon. And you can’t smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in
Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That’s
because 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.