One of the top radon myths out there is that the radioactive gas is not dangerous. If not addressed, radon can cause lung cancer with long-term exposure. There are a variety of institutions refuting the claim that low doses of radon are not dangerous.
The Environmental Protection Agency states that the gas is a health risk despite a 1995 medical study claiming otherwise. The World Health Organization followed up the 1995 study with one of their own further refuting the claims made in the original study. The WHO claimed the study had flaws. The EPA is backed in their view by the American Medical Association, American Lung Association and Center for Disease Control. Having your home tested for radon can help you address the presence of the gas and mitigate any related health concerns.