The Environment and Your Health
- Chemical Hazards
Chemical hazards may be manmade or naturally occurring and prolonged exposure to many of these hazards can have negative effects on our health. Click on the links below to learn more on how you can reduce your exposure and protect yourself:
Some amounts of radon gas and radon daughters are present everywhere in the soil, water, and air. Particularly high radon levels occur in regions where the soil or rock is rich in uranium. Radon is emitted by radium in the ground, groundwater and building materials. It can enter the indoor air where it and its decay products accumulate in poorly ventilated areas. Harmful levels of radon and radon daughters can accumulate in confined air spaces, such as basements and crawl spaces.