is estimated to cause 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. Per year. This is more than drunk driving (17,400), falls in the home (8,000), drownings (3,900), and home fires (2,800). Think about all the public and media attention drunk driving gets. By law Indiana has lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards forms that are given before the sale or lease of housing built before 1978, but not for Radon. Why is this? One out of three homes have elevated radon levels in Indiana. We all live in homes and radon gas is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer.
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay and breakdown of Uranium and Radium in the ground . You cant see it, smell it, or taste it but it’s there. This gas permeates up through the soil and accumulates in your home. When you breathe air containing radon the Alpha particles stick to your lung cells and small explosions occur. This deforms the cell changing the DNA structure. What is Radon? A lung cancer risk like smoking.