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  • EPA joins global call-to-action on radon cancer dangers

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is joining the World Health Organization’s first global call-to-action on cancer risk from radon in homes. EPA is the U.S. representative in this initiative. Radon inhalation accounts for up to 14 percent of lung cancers worldwide, and is the world’s second-leading risk of lung cancer, next to smoking. The WHO initiative is reflected in its guidance ...

  • Radon action could save many lives

    Did you know that radon gas is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers? Nearly 50 people a day will die from indoor exposure to radon – that’s equal to about 20,000 people each year. The good news? It’s simple and affordable to reduce radon risks in the home. As part of National Radon Action Month in January, EPA is releasing a series of public service announcements (PSAs) reminding ...

  • PA DEP: Free Radon Test Kits Available in Nine Counties through American Lung Association

    Free home radon test kits are available to residents of nine counties in northeast and north-central Pennsylvania, thanks to a $75,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to the American Lung Association, or ALA. The kits are offered to residents of Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland, Potter, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga counties. "These ...

  • Where does Radon come from?

    According to the US EPA, Radon comes from the decay of Uranium-238 as part of the decay chain. As the earth"s crust was formed, Uranium was distributed within it. Thus radon is a natually occurring radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of uranium in rock, soil and water. Given the age of the earth, uranium"s slowly progressing decay chain now commonly produces radon-222. The biggest ...


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  • Overexposure to radon: Second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has declared January as Radon Action Month as part of the agency’s on-going efforts to make families aware of the health hazard presented by radon in homes. EPA has created several free, publicly-available graphics about radon, and a public service announcement campaign for print, television, and radio at http://www.epa.gov/radon encouraging ...

  • Home testing for radon in US

    During January, National Radon Action Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Surgeon General urge Americans to test their homes for radon, a cancer-causing radioactive gas that claims tens of thousands of lives each year. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking in the U.S. and in the ...

  • Radon causes 100 times more deaths than carbon monoxide poisoning

    Did you know? --Breathing home indoor radon causes nearly one hundred times more deaths each year than carbon monoxide poisoning. --Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking. --Some 20,000 people will die this year due to breathing too much radon without even knowing it. Responding to this danger, EPA is joining state, local, and tribal governments, community groups, ...

  • School Kids Warn About Dangers of Radon

    Six middle school children received kudos from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the acting U.S. Surgeon General for their efforts raise awareness on radon. Radon, an invisible radioactive gas, causes lung cancer and kills about 20,000 Americans each year. The only way to know if your home contains high radon levels is to test for it. The poster contest, for children ages 9 - 14, is ...

  • Protect Your Family from Lung Cancer Caused by Radon

    One in 15 homes is affected by elevated radon levels, so this month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging Americans around the country to test their homes for this naturally occurring radioactive gas. “Radon is a dangerous health threat to our families and communities that can be easily avoided through simple testing,” said EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry. ...

  • EPA recommends radon testing in January

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as national Radon Action Month, a perfect time for you to protect your family by testing your home for radon. Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas, so testing is the only way to know if radon is present in your home or school. Test kits are available in home improvement centers, hardware stores and online. They cost ...

  • Simple Radon Test Can Protect Your Health; New Yorkers Urged to Test for Radon

    As part of National Radon Action Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced steps New Yorkers can take to test and address radon gas. Radon occurs naturally from the decay of uranium in the soil and can accumulate to dangerous levels inside the home. Elevated levels of the colorless, odorless gas are the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. In New York, radon is a ...

  • Federal agencies join efforts to reduce radon exposure

    January is National Radon Action Month and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and eight other federal agencies are announcing a new effort to strengthen the fight against radon exposure. Radon exposure is the leading cause of non-smoking lung cancer. Senior leaders from the federal agencies are pledging to work together to create a national risk reduction plan for radon that will help ...

  • Simple Radon Test Can Help Prevent Lung Cancer

    (Washington, D.C.) Each year, nearly 20,000 people die from lung cancer caused by exposure to radon. A common source of exposure to radon that can be avoided is exposure in the home, yet only one in five homeowners has actually tested for radon. January is National Radon Action Month and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is urging people to test their homes.  'Healthy homes make for ...

  • Radon conference scheduled march 9 in Columbia, MO.

    EPA representatives and state officials will host a radon conference on March 9 in Columbia, Mo. Radon is a serious public health threat that leads to more than 21,000 deaths per year. The goal of the conference is to engage key stakeholders in the radon program, share information, receive feedback and help direct the next phases of the program. Agencies are working together to create a risk ...

  • January is Designated National Radon Action Month by the EPA

    EMSL Analytical offers radon test kits and analysis to protect people from the invisible killer. Cinnaminson, NJ, January 18th, 2011 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared January to be National Radon Action Month. As a leading provider of radon test kits and radon analysis, EMSL Analytical supports this important public awareness campaign. According to the EPA radon ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Simple Radon Test Can Protect Your Health; New Jerseyans Urged to Test for Radon

    As part of National Radon Action Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced steps New Jerseyans can take to test and address radon gas. Radon occurs naturally from the decay of uranium in the soil and can accumulate to dangerous levels inside the home. Elevated levels of the colorless, odorless gas are the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. In New Jersey, radon is a ...

  • Radon is 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. act now to reduce risk

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has created several free, publicly-available graphics about radon and a new public service announcement campaign for print, television, and radio at http://www.epa.gov/radon. EPA’s newest campaign is Living Healthy & Green. We want Americans to know that a big part of living green is breathing clean, healthy indoor air. One of the best ways to ...

  • A Risk You Can Fix: Protect Your Family’s Health by Testing Your Home for Radon Gas

    As Americans across the country look for ways to improve their health this New Year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is highlighting radon testing and mitigation as a simple and affordable step to significantly reduce the risk for lung cancer. Radon is a natural colorless, odorless radioactive gas, and is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, but testing for radon and ...

  • National Radon Action Month Highlights Dangers due to Radon

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared January to be National Radon Action Month. As a leading provider of radon test kits and radon analysis, EMSL Analytical supports this important public awareness campaign meant to protect Americans from this invisible cancer causing public health threat. According to the EPA radon website, “You can’t see, smell, or taste ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA Urges Home Radon Testing/Protect Your Family from Lung Cancer Caused by Exposure to Radon in Your Home

    In recognizing January as National Radon Action Month, EPA encourages Americans around the country to test their homes for this naturally occurring radioactive gas and make 2015 a healthier, safer new year. “Many people don’t realize that radon is the second cause of lung cancer after smoking,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “The good news is radon exposure is ...

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