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Radon Resources & Facts

Facts about Radon

  • Scientific evidence suggests that prolonged exposure to Radon causes lung cancer
  • Radon is linked to more than 21,000 deaths per year from lung cancer in the United States
  • Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that presents no color, odor, or taste under normal conditions
  • Radon is a product of the decay of Uranium
  • Uranium can be found in any soil type, more so in soils with granite, shale, and phosphates
  • Radon is a known Group A Carcinogen
  • Radon emanates upward through the soil and enters our homes through various entry points
  • Any home, regardless of its foundation, can contain some traceable amount of Radon
  • Because Radon is a gas that is heavier than air, it is typically found in higher concentrations in lower levels such as your basement
  • Without a properly installed radon mitigation system, Radon will concentrate in your home increasing long-term risks of lung cancer

How Radon Enter House

ArcGIS Map – Indoor Radon Risk Levels

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Oregon.gov Radon Resources

Oregon Gov Radon Resources
Oregon Health Authority Radon

Radon Risk if You’ve Never Smoked

Radon Risk if You Have Never Smoked

Radon Risk if You Smoke

Radon Risk if You Smoke

EPA Citizen Guide to Radon

EPA citizen Guide to Radon

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