Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon can get into any type of building – homes, offices, and schools – and exposure leads to increased risk of lung cancer. You and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure where you spend most of your time. Studies of radon exposure indicate that children may be more sensitive. This may be due to their higher respiration rate and their rapidly dividing cells, which is more vulnerable to radiation damage.
Homes in northeast Wisconsin are in Zone #1 and Zone #2 from the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA). This means homes are at the highest risk (Zone #1) and moderate potential (Zone #2). Call today to have your home tested as quickly as possible.