January is Radon Action Month!

This month, we're raising awareness on radon, a naturally occurring, radioactive gas released from rock, soil, and water.

According to radonleaders.org/nram, “Radon can accumulate to dangerous levels inside buildings. We can’t see, smell or taste radon and it can be a problem in any home, school or building across the country." According to epa.gov, “Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year.”

According to https://www.epa.gov/radon/find-radon-test-kit-or-measurement-and-mitigation-professional, here are ways to take action and test your home for radon:

-If you live in Florida, you can request a test kit online at https://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/radon/index.html

-Contact your state radon program at https://www.epa.gov/radon/epa-map-radon-zones-and-supplemental-information#datainfo for information on how to obtain a test kit from a radon measurement professional.

-The National Radon Program Services at Kansas State University offers discounted test kits available to purchase online at https://sosradon.org/test-kits. You may complete the test kit order form electronically and print it out to mail or fax in. You may download a radon test kit coupon and mail it in.

-Radon test kits can be found online or in home improvement stores. Follow the directions on the packaging for the proper placement of the device and where to send the device after the test to find out your radon level.

Let’s protect our families and test our homes for radon!


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