Although most of us have been exposed to radon in the environment, concentrated levels of ongoing exposure can lead to health problems. Both adults and children who are exposed to radon in their homes have an increased risk of lung cancer.

Increased Exposure for Little Ones

The radon exposure level for children is higher than for adults, even among those who live in the same household. Because the toxic gas tends to accumulate near the floor and in the basement of the home, crawling babies and toddlers are much closer to the radon than adults and are thus breathing it in directly. In addition, children have a higher respiratory rate than adults,so they are breathing in a higher volume of the contaminated air.

Because radon is colorless and odorless, testing is required to check the levels in your home. Contact a qualified air quality professional in your area today.