* EPA estimates that about 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the U.S. are radon-related. Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and water.
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* If you are buying or selling a home, have it tested for radon.
* For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested.
* Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher.
* There is no known safe level of exposure to radon, i is also recommended that Americans consider fixing their home for radon levels between 2 pCi/L and 4 pCi/L.