Radon Testing – Air and Water Quality
Radon can be found all over the U.S. However, the rocks and soils of Maine create more radon than the rocks and soils of most other States. Since Maine has so much radon, high levels are found in all types of buildings. The State of Maine recommends that ALL buildings be tested for radon. Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that is the number 2 cause of lung cancer. Like all radioactive substances, radon decays into other substances and gives off radiation. Radon gas decays into radioactive elements that can get trapped in your lungs when you breathe. This can damage lung tissue and lead to lung cancer over the course of your lifetime. Not everyone exposed to high levels of radon will develop lung cancer, however, is that a risk you are willing to take?