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Leading Cause of Lung Cancer for Non-Smokers

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You can't see it, smell it, or taste it. Radon, a Class A carcinogen, is the second cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths a year (one every 25 minutes). In Florida, one in five homes tested has elevated radon levels above the action level of 4 pCi/L. Elevated radon levels hae been found in all types of buildings, including manufactured homes, schools and high-rise condominiums.

Radon comes from the radioactive breakdown of naturally occurring radium found in  most soils. As a gas in the soil, it enters buildings through small openings in the foundation. Since the building can hold the radon similarly to smoke trapped under a glass, indoor radon concentrations can increase to many times that of outdoor levels. The only way to know the radon levels in your home is to test. Contact us: 352-334-7930.