Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You can't see it, smell it, feel it, or taste it. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets in the air you breathe. It can be found all over the United States in any type of building - homes, schools, offices, etc. The danger increases with the amount of time spent in areas with high levels of radon. There are simple ways to fix a radon problem that aren't too costly and even high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels. Testing is the only way to know if you or your family is at risk from radon. Testing is inexpensive and takes only a few minutes of your time.
Asthma is a condition that keeps you from breathing normally. When you have an asthma attack, your airways get narrow, making it difficult to breathe. Some of the symptoms are coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Indoor pollutants that include secondhand smoke, dust, dust mites, pets, molds, and pests can trigger asthma. Many outdoor triggers exist also.
If you would like to learn about other indoor air concerns, or if you would like to know more about radon and asthma, contact our
office or go to the following links:
US Environmental Protection Agency - air