Being exposed long-term to high levels of radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from rock and soil. It can enter homes and other buildings and build up to harmful levels. Being exposed long-term to high levels of radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.

You can’t see, taste or smell radon. To find out the level of radon in your home, child care program, school or workplace you have to test for it

Childcare Professionals

A person exposed long-term to high radon levels has a 1 in 20 chance of developing lung cancer. If there is also exposure to cigarette smoke, the risk of developing lung cancer increases to 1 in 3.

With some simple actions you can protect both the children in your care and yourself.

What You Can Do