Radon is a radioactive gas that is colorless, tasteless, and odorless. Radon is naturally occurring in the soils and rocks of the earth's crust.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Lung cancer deaths caused by radon gas are estimated between 15,000 to 22,000 per year.
The only way to know if you have high radon levels is to test your home.
A low cost radon detector is available to all New York State residents. Order your low-cost test kit from NYS Department of Health.
Learn more about testing and fixing your home for radon.