Radon Myths

The topic of radon is controversial. Not everyone agrees on its affects on the human body. Over the next several weeks I’ll share 10 myths about radon and attempt to balance those myths with 10 facts. So, let’s begin.

Myth #1 – Radon isn’t dangerous. Actually, it is. The science is in and radon is dangerous. It is considered a class 1 carcinogen.

Fact: Radon is a particle like asbestos only much much smaller. As a particle it can get lodged in the soft tissue of the lungs. It is also important to note that, independently, the Center for Disease ControlAmerican Lung Association, and American Medical Association all agree that radon has a harmful effect on human health.

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