The gas is a deadly carcinogen, accounting for over 20,000 deaths annually in North America. Studies show that sealing the sump and the floor drain eliminates the major source of radon infiltration.
- Radon gas comes from the decay products of uranium in the ground beneath buildings. It can seep in through cracks, sumps, joints, floor drains or other tiny openings in foundations.
- Radon gas emits radioactive particles that can be inhaled into the lungs. The adverse health effect—lung cancer—may not be produced immediately. An estimated 21,800 people die annually from radon-related lung cancer.
- Radon is invisible, odorless, and tasteless.
• One in 15 houses have elevated radon levels; however, in some states it is over 50 to 70% of homes. Elevated radon levels have been discovered in every state in our nation.
• The USEPA estimates as many as 8 million homes throughout the country have elevated levels of radon.
• Over 70,000 classrooms have radon levels above the EPA action level
RADON – the second leading cause of lung cancer.
RADON – is invisible , odorless, and tasteless.
RADON – estimated 23,000 deaths yearly