Date Published: 11/18/2019 [Source]
Eating healthy, exercising and not smoking are doctors' usual pieces of advice on how to avoid getting cancer. Although many patients know this, following the advice itself is another story. There are many lesser-known ways to contract cancer and being exposed to radon happens to be one of them.
Since radon is an invisible, odorless and naturally ocurring gas, it is easy for it to make its way into a house. Originating from uranium and thoron decay in the earth, radon can easily seep through various cracks in a house's foundation.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, roughly 6.7% of houses in the United States have a level of radon that is either exactly at action level of 4 picocuries per liter or even higher. This can be very dangerous to homeowners over time and the longer the exposure time the higher the risk for lung cancer.