Radon is an odorless, colorless, naturally occurring radioactive gas resulting from the radioactive decay of uranium, which exists in most soils. Radon can enter homes and buildings from under a slab, crawlspace or basement. When radon is inhaled, lungs can be seriously damaged. Studies have determined that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is also believed to be the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
The only way to determine if a home or building has elevated indoor radon is to test. Fortunately, testing can be easy and relatively inexpensive. New Mexico residents can request free Radon Test Kits while supplies last.
La Agencia de Protección Ambiental de los Estados Unidos recomienda que los propietarios de viviendas o edificios con una media anual de radón en el interior de 4,0 pCi/L (picoCuries por litro) consideren la posibilidad de mitigar el radón.
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