The place you more than likely spend the most time in is your home. This means most of the air you breath is when you are at your house. This is one of the main reasons why it is important to get your home tested for Radon levels. Protecting your family is the most important thing you can do, and that can start at simply the air they breath while you are all in your house. Most people don’t even know what Radon is or where it comes from.
Radon actually originates from soil. Being that this is where it comes from, this also makes it very common, and makes it around you at all times. You can’t see Radon, smell it, or notice it at all which is why testing for it is very important. What Radon can do is it can damage tissue inside your lungs. It actually accounts for over 20,000 deaths every year, causing severe lung damage. The best time to test for Radon levels is when you buy a new home.
Radon can seep up through cracks in the foundation of homes, which of course are usually sitting on soil. It can also come from a lot of other things, such as pipes, seeping through tile floors, and really anywhere near soil deposits. Scheduling a test to see what the levels are in your home is very important. There are absolutely no warning signs that you will notice before its too late, so just to be safe, get your house checked and tested, and treated if needed.