Airthings Explains: What is Radon?

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Airthings Explains: What is Radon?

Radon is an invisible and odorless radioactive gas that comes from the ground and is found in every home. Inside, it can build up to dangerous levels and can become a serious health concern for those who breathe it. It naturally surrounds every one of us as part of the air we breathe and is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, accounting approximately for 21,000 deaths every single year in the United States alone. 

The difficulty with measuring radon levels is that they fluctuate constantly due to things like ventilation, weather, internal pressure, and building structures and materials. Therefore, to get an accurate indication of your radon levels, you need to measure your long-term exposure to it. Hence, long-term measure is essential. 

To measure radon over time, you can use a digital radon detector. See how radon levels vary across the world on radonmap.com.