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Posted on: January 25, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Radon Awareness Week: January 24 thru January 28, 2022

Radon Awareness Week 01-24-22 thru 01-28-22

Radon is an odorless and invisible radioactive gas naturally released from rocks, soil, and water. In outdoor environments, radon levels are very low and generally not considered harmful.

Radon can get into homes or buildings through small cracks or holes and build up to higher levels. Over time, breathing in high radon levels can cause lung cancer.

According to estimates from the Environmental Protection Agency:

  • Radon causes over 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year.
  • 1 in 15 homes in the United States have high radon levels.
The good news is that lung cancer from radon is preventable!

Learn how to by clicking the below links:


TEST YOUR HOME

REDUCE RADON IN YOUR HOME

VIDEO PRESENTATION FROM THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)

Center for Disease Control (CDC) - RADON WEEK
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