Radon is an odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas
Radon is an odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas formed by the natural radioactive breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon is all around us. The radon outdoors is diluted by fresh air, but radon can penetrate any type of building, become trapped, and can increase to high levels.
Radon gas decays into radioactive particles that can get trapped in your lungs when you breathe the air around you. As these particles break down further, they release small bursts of energy. This can damage lung tissue and lead to lung cancer over the course of a lifetime. The only way to know the radon concentration in your home is to conduct a test!