Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that comes from decomposing uranium in the earth. Since uranium is almost everywhere, then so is radon. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US. It has also been linked to other types of cancer, such as stomach cancer. Since it is radioactive, it can be measured.
Every home will have a measure of radon in it, as it is natural. But over the past 100 years or so, we live in, build, and treat our houses differently. They are tighter, more energy efficient, and made more for human comfort. But for those same reasons, homes are also more prone to having radon issues.
As a licensed Radon Tester (License Number/will have new number on the 16th) we perform both short term and long-term air testing to insure the safety of our clients and their families.