January is National Radon Action Month.

To protect the lives of all Americans, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designates each January as National Radon Action Month.

Breathing radon in your home can cause lung cancer.

Radon gas is odorless and invisible. The only way to know if your home has a radon problem is to test for it. Testing your home for radon is easy. If your house has a radon problem, it can be fixed. Fixing a radon problem reduces the risk of lung cancer for you and your family.

Homes with high levels of radon are found in every State and every County in Kentucky.

In fact, radon levels can vary greatly from home to home in a neighborhood. The Lexington and Louisville Metropolitan areas and in between have some of the highest radon levels in the State.

The U.S. Surgeon General recommends ALL homes be tested for radon gas.

Do you know your number?

When it comes to understanding your risk from radon exposure, your number means a lot.

Hover over the dial below to better understand radon exposure health risks.

Radon level 4.0 pCi/L

Equals 200 chest x-rays per year OR 8 cigarettes per day. EPA Recommends: Fix your home.

Radon level 8.0 pCi/L

Equals 400 chest x-rays per year OR 16 cigarettes per day. EPA Recommends: Fix your home.

Radon level 10.0 pCi/L

Equals 500 chest x-rays per year OR 20 cigarettes per day. One full pack. EPA Recommends: Fix your home.

Radon level 15.0 pCi/L

Equals 750 chest x-rays per year OR 30 cigarettes per day. EPA Recommends: Fix your home.

Radon level 20.0 pCi/L

Equals 1,000 chest x-rays per year OR 40 cigarettes per day. EPA Recommends: Fix your home.

Radon level 40.0 pCi/L

Equals 2,000 chest x-rays per year OR 80 cigarettes per day. EPA Recommends: Fix your home.

Radon level 100.0 pCi/L

Equals 5,000 chest x-rays per year OR 200 cigarettes per day. EPA Recommends: Fix your home.