Unfortunately, radon is found in more homes than many people realize, something that is, in and of itself, quite unfortunate as well. As a matter of fact, it is estimated that at least one fifteenth of all homes throughout the country have levels of radon within them that reach the point of action, as has been set out by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), or have even exceeded it. In some parts of the country, this has become an even bigger issue. The risk for those who are living on Native American reservations is particularly high, where up to one third of all homes have been found to have incredibly high levels of radon in them.
But so what? What exactly are the threats that radon poses to us? Unfortunately, radon exposure over the course of time can take an immense toll, leading in particular to a vast number of lung cancer cases all throughout the United States. As a matter of fact, radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer all throughout the country,