Radon Facts:

  • Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
  • Did you know 1 in 5 homes in Florida has an elevated radon level?
  • Test your home free of charge by filling out this form!
  • Radon is a naturally occurring, odorless, colorless, tasteless, and radioactive gas produced from the radioactive decay of radium, found in most soils and earthen construction materials.
  • Radon is the single largest source of radiation exposure in the U.S.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the U.S. (about one person every 25 minutes).
  • U.S. Surgeon General recommends all houses be tested for radon.
  • For more information visit our webpage at radon.floridahealth.gov

 

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