Know the Risks: Radon
Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in Maine.
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas. High levels of radon gas naturally occur in Maine soil and get into the home through the ground and foundation. Radon can also be found in well water. If radon builds up within a home, it can increase health risks. Any house old or new can have radon. The only way to know if your house has higher levels of radon is to test for it.