Radon is a silent killer. Could it be in your home?

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!

When we're in our homes, we imagine that we're safe from environmental pollutants. But this may not be the case if invisible, odourless and tasteless radon gas is silently seeping into it.

What is radon and how does it affect us?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is produced from the natural decay of the elements uranium, thorium, and radium in rocks and soil.

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. You can cancel any time.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
29% - 9737 votes
No
71% - 23814 votes
Vote