What is home radon & how does it affect you?

Prevent home radon with the experts in Omaha & nearby

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that has become one of the leading causes of lung cancer, second only to cigarette smoke. Most soils contain uranium that, over time, decays to produce radium and polonium. Eventually, polonium is released with the radon, which creates high toxicity levels in the air and water.

Unfortunately, we cannot smell, taste, or see radon - which is why it easily goes unnoticed. When this happens, everyone in the home becomes susceptible to contracting lung cancer. There are also not many symptoms of lung cancer, as they often lie dormant until the disease becomes more severe.

As a member of the National Radon Defense network, Radon Defense Midwest is a certified radon mitigation expert. We can even conduct a radon test in as little as two days! Contact us today for more information about radon testing and our radon mitigation services. We proudly serve Nebraska, Missouri, and Iowa homeowners in Omaha, Lincoln, Sioux City, and areas nearby.

What is home radon?

  • Radon is a naturally occurring gas produced by uranium decay in rocks and soil
  • Radon is found in every state and is an even bigger issue for homes with crawl spaces
  • Home radon is considered as cancer-causing as tobacco and asbestos
  • Radon causes anywhere between 15,400 to 21,000 deaths annually
  • Low-level radon exposure over time is more harmful than short periods of high-level exposure
  • Concentrations are at their highest during the winter
  • Easy entry points, poor home ventilation, and radon levels at 4 pCi/L or higher warrant radon mitigation

How does home radon cause lung cancer?

Radon Testing
Radon testing can help limit your risk for lung cancer.

Lung cancer kills more people each year than the other top cancers combined. It also receives the least amount of funding, because many people believe it's a self-induced disease. According to the World Health Organization, radon causes 15 percent of the world's lung cancer cases and kills 20,000 people each year.

For those 20,000 people who have never smoked and have never been heavily surrounded by smokers, the lung cancer diagnosis is far from self-induced.

Radon-induced lung cancer kills one person every 25 minutes, joining arsenic, asbestos, and benzene as a Class-A Carcinogen.

Want to find out if you have radon in your home?

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Radon Defense Midwest
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