Radon Awareness

Ensure your family is breathing safe air

In addition to life insurance, there are other steps you can take to help safeguard the ones you love. One threat you may not be aware of is radon. Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the environment, but anyone exposed to unsafe levels can experience significant health consequences.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among non-smokers in America and claims the lives of nearly 21,000 Americans each year.1 Radon awareness, testing and mitigation is important because it is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas that can go undetected in homes until it is too late. The EPA and U.S. Surgeon General recommend all homeowners test for radon and take immediate corrective action if abnormal levels are present. Homeowners can test for radon themselves or hire a professional contractor who specializes in radon testing.

For more information on radon testing or to obtain a test kit, contact your state radon office. To locate a qualified radon professional, visit www.epa.gov/radon.

 

1http://www.epa.gov/radon/national-radon-action-month-consumer-information#takeaction