Radon risk symbolised by a danger sign on a blue background

Is radon gas an invisible threat?

One of the reasons why radon is so dangerous is that it is completely invisible:

  • If your drinking water contains contaminants, you can usually tell that you have a problem with the taste and smell of the liquid coming out of your tap.
  • If you have a gas leak around your house, you can smell rotten eggs.

Radon gas has no such warning signs, and this is one of the factors that make it a threat to home and business owners:

  • It is completely invisible, so you can have high levels in your home or commercial building without even knowing it.
  • Radon also has no tell-tale odour, so there is no way to detect it in your home, even if the gas has already reached toxic levels.

The only way to know for sure if you have a radon problem is to have your property tested. The sooner you do this, the sooner you can get on with your life.

Radon is a serious health problem

The Daily | Radon: the invisible danger

Radon is not a gas to be taken lightly, and delaying testing can have serious consequences for you and your family's health, or for your employees if you are a business owner or employer.

Radon is the number one cause of death from lung cancer in non-smokers, and the second leading cause even in smokers. This makes radon one of the most insidious, and certainly one of the most dangerous, sources of indoor air pollution on the planet.

The problem is that radon can build up slowly to toxic levels, and because it is colourless, odourless and invisible, you will never know you have a problem. In small concentrations, radon is relatively harmless, but when concentrated in a small area, it can become deadly, causing lung cancer and other serious respiratory ailments.

The health effects of radon exposure tend to worsen over time, making it important to test your home or business for radon as soon as possible. Even if you don't suspect a problem, the peace of mind alone is worth the low cost of testing

When you call an experienced radon testing company, a certified technician will test your property and determine whether or not you have high levels of radon. If your home or business has high levels of radonHowever, there are techniques that can be used to reduce these levels and make your home or business safe. But it all starts with a test, and you should have your property checked for radon without delay.