Radon Myth #1: Radon Isn’t Dangerous

Fact: Radon Is Dangerous! It can sometimes be difficult to understand how an invisible, tasteless and odorless gas can be dangerous, and in radon’s case, even deadly, but understanding it is important to all Kansas City homeowners. Countless scientists and officials have studied the dangers of radon, and it’s negative effects it has on the human body. Radon’s most dangerous health risk is lung cancer, it being the second most common cause of lung cancer, second only to smoking. Radon kills 21,000 Americans every year, and does not discriminate; it can affect the health of any home resident regardless of their age or health status.

To learn more about radon’s health side-effects, visit the EPA’s website: https://www.epa.gov/radon/health-risk-radon

Radon’s negative health risks are the sole reason we highly encourage every home buyer and homeowner to conduct a radon test. Due to it’s invisible and odorless nature, it is impossible to know if your home has high radon levels without conducting a test. Whether a home is built on a slab, a crawl space, or a full basement, it’s radon levels can affect the health of its residents. Even if your home has a radon mitigation system in it, it’s never a bad idea to test. Your home having a mitigation system installed means that at some point, there were high levels of radon in the home that a previous homeowner attempted to remove, so testing is never a bad idea.

Schedule A Radon Test: https://app.spectora.com/home-inspectors/metro-property-inspection/schedule

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