Jan 23, 2008

Leading source of radiation exposure in humans in the United States.

Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium, which is found in soils throughout Wyoming. It can get into a home by seeping up through cracks in a building's foundation.

A home with a radon problem is fairly easy to fix -- easier than quitting smoking. Just make sure you hire a contractor that has been certified by the state of Wyoming and EPA to mitigate radon problems.

"My ideal is nobody gets lung cancer from radon. It's totally, totally preventable: Test, mitigate and you're good to go. You don't have to do it over and over again. If it's mitigated properly it's pretty much a one-time fix," Melia said.