Radon – An invisible health hazard
Radon is a radioactive gas, which is invisible and completely odourless and is created by decaying or deteriorating Uranium deposits within the rock or soil. The radon gas molecules stick to the dust particles in the atmosphere which can then be inhaled into our lungs causing long term health conditions. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), indoor radon is the second most common cause of lung cancer after smoking.
Where does radon come from?
Radon is everywhere and can come from the ground, from construction materials and water sourced from ground water. It is most common for radon to enter into the living environment from the contamination in the ground. Some construction materials that were used in the early to mid-1900’s may have contained particles which can cause or lead-to high levels of radon gas in poorly ventilated properties.