Radon is a serious health hazard in South Central Nebraska
January 12, 2023
What is something you cannot see, taste, or smell and it is the number one cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers in the United States? The answer is radon!
Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas. It can affect the air we breathe and, to a lesser extent, the water we drink. Radon forms naturally from the decay (breaking down) of radioactive elements, such as uranium, in the soil and rocks in our area.
Breathing air with radon can cause changes in the tissues in a person’s lungs, which can lead to lung cancer. In fact, radon is the second leading cause of lung canc...