Radon is created from the natural breakdown of the traces of uranium in soil, rock and water. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
Radon enters the home through the soil and is then dispersed throughout the home as the warm air rises. This is process is nearly continuous.
Approximately 1 in 3 homes in the Kansas City area tested are above the EPA guidance. Radon cannot be seen, smelled or tasted and there are no symptoms of exposure. The only way to know if your family is safe from radon is to get your home tested. Green Improvement Consulting can assist homeowners, contractors and realtors with radon testing.
Even if unsafe levels are detected there is still a way to protect your family. A mitigation system may be installed in the home. These systems require little maintenance and extremely effective.