The American Lung Association of Illinois urges all homeowners to test their homes for radon. Radon is a naturally occurring colorless, odorless radioactive gas that comes from naturally occurring uranium in the soil. The greatest exposure to radon is in the home, radon enters the home through cracks and other pathways found in the home's foundation. Any home can have radon, regardless if the home is new or old. Radon is a known human carcinogen that can contribute to lung cancer. The USEPA estimates that 13% of all lung cancer deaths are radon related.
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