Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that, when it has accumulated in a building in sufficient quantities, may present health risks to persons who are exposed to it over time. Levels of radon that exceed federal and state guidelines have been found in buildings in Florida. The Florida Department of Health states that Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. Radon offers exposure potential as it is a colorless, odorless gas produced from the radioactive breakdown of naturally occurring radium found in most soils. The American Lung Association states that one in 15 homes across the country tests positive for dangerous levels of radon, an invisible, odorless gas that causes lung cancer. The recommended procedure is to first establish whether an issues related to Radon exists. It is recommended to hire a qualified Radon specialist to conduct testing in your home. Sampling for Radon will assist with understanding potential exposure to harmful levels of Radon. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A) recommends conducting testing every two years after your initial test. Other reasons when testing should occur include if moving to a lower floor of your residence, you installed a radon mitigation device, after major renovations or if you are buying a home.
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