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  • January is national radon action month: test for dangerous radon gas

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 is encouraging people to take simple and affordable steps to test their homes for harmful levels of radon gas as part of National Radon Action Month. Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. It causes no immediate symptoms but is the number one cause ...

  • National radon action month

    Environmental Testing and Research Laboratories is working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a nationwide campaign to educate Americans about the dangers of radon exposure and to encourage them to take action to protect their homes and families. In our community, ETR Labs is promoting awareness about the importance of testing during National Radon Action Month in January. ...


  • 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 hotspots across the West

    The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 3% to 14% of all lung cancers worldwide are caused by radon. Natural radon levels across the Western United States can vary considerably. Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium. It also happens to be a colorless, odorless and chemically inert gas that cannot be detected by human senses. Long-term exposure to radon can ...


  • Where did Radon gas come from?

    Did you know that Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer? Maybe that explains why so many who don"t smoke have lung cancer! If you smoke and have radon in your home, your odds are even worse for contracting lung cancer. Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, yet it might be found in your home. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • 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 ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • EPA recommends radon testing in January

    January is national Radon Action Month and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency encourages everyone to test their homes for radon. January is an especially good time to test homes and schools because windows and doors are closed tightly and people spend more time indoors. Unsafe levels of radon can lead to serious illness. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause ...

  • Testing for Radon Recommended in all Properties

    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), nearly 1 in 15 homes in the United States are believed to have elevated radon levels. The only way to know for sure is to have the home tested. Radon is an invisible radioactive gas that is believed to claim the lives of about 20,000 Americans each year.  According to the Surgeon General, radon is the second leading ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • EPA recommends radon testing in January

    January is national Radon Action Month and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency encourages everyone to test their homes for radon. January is an especially good time to test homes and schools because windows and doors are closed tightly and people spend more time indoors. Unsafe levels of radon can lead to serious illness. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading ...

  • EPA recognizes national radon action month: test for radon gas to protect health

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging Americans this January, as part of National Radon Action Month, to take simple and affordable steps to test their homes for harmful levels of radon gas. Radon, a colorless odorless gas, is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon can seep into a home from underground and if left to accumulate, high levels of radon can ...

  • HUD Announces Radon Testing and Radon Mitigation Policy. Mandatory Radon Testing Begins June 4, 2013

    - Radon gas is widely known as a leading cause of environmental lung cancer throughout the United States. For over 20 years the Environmental Protection Agency has been encouraging more regulation to mandate testing for radon gas and mitigating the problem when levels are 4 pCi/l or higher. Yesterday, key members of HUD, EPA, Surgeon General, ...

  • Radon Gas, can you keep it out of your home?

    An amazing number of people are not aware of the dangers this gas poses to our health. Odorless, colorless, leaking out of the earth across most of the USA, and causing Cancer! Visit http://www.epa.gov/radon/zonemap.html for information in your area, for more information on this silent killer. Within the past several years, my parents tried to purchase a number ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • Is Your Child Being Exposed to Radon at School?

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 70,000 schools nationwide are at risk for high levels of radon, a toxic gas that claims more than 20,000 lives every year. Yet the TODAY show’s investigative report on the issue found that the overwhelming majority of schools do not test for radon, citing the expense of mitigation and the headache caused by concerned parents if high ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • High Radon Levels Found in Illinois Schools

    Last month, NBC’s Channel 5 in Chicago published a report about a pilot radon testing program started in Illinois back in January.  So far only a little more than 40 schools have applied for testing, but roughly 70% have been found with elevated levels of radon according to the report.   Also last month, KWQC News 6 in Iowa broadcast a report about radon in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • AARST Foundation Formed To Further Radon Risk Reduction

    The American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists is pleased to announce the establishment of a charitable non-profit, AARST Foundation, and to announce that the new organization has recently received approval from the Internal Revenue Service to operate under a 501 c 3 tax exempt status that allows contributions to the foundation tax deductible. AARST Foundation was created ...


    By PRWeb

  • Iowa radon poster contest winners to be recognized by EPA

    EPA Region 7 will recognize the Iowa Radon Poster Contest winners at an award ceremony at 1:00 p.m. today at Sacred Heart School in Boone, Iowa. Iowa's First Lady, Chris Branstad, will attend the event, along with representatives of EPA, Iowa Department of Public Health, American Lung Association of Iowa, and Boone County Health Department. The award ceremony is open to the press. WHAT: ...

  • IndoorDoctor Recommends Radon Testing Every Two Years

    Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that can have very serious health effects. According to the Surgeon General, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer within the US. Radon levels fluctuate throughout the year, but often go undetected by homeowners, sometimes placing residents at risk without any detectable air quality changes. Environmental Engineer Jeffrey Bradley explains that it ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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 ...

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