What is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes throughout the United States - especially in North GA due to the proximity to Stone Mountain. Like carbon monoxide, radon is colorless and odorless. And, typically moves up through the ground, into the air and into our homes through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon can also enter your home through well water.
Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties have been found to have some of the highest elevated levels of radon gas in the entire state. (Sure Thing Home Inspections)
How Harmful is Radon?
Just to put the level of harm in perspective for you, the EPA estimates that radon causes about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year. (www.epa.gov/radon)