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  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Bertin launches the latest AlphaGUARD radon measurement solution

    Bertin, an entity of CNIM group, is pleased to present the latest version of its AlphaGUARD radon measurement solution (developed with Saphymo’s expertise). A portable equipment re-designed for instantaneous or continuous measurement of radon gas activity (Rn-222/Rn-220 and progenies). AlphaGUARD is used as a reference by many scientists and service providers worldwide for programs on radon ...


    By Bertin Instruments

  • 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: ...

  • National Radon Action Month and Occupational Exposure Risks

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month. Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that has been found in buildings across the globe. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air people breathe. Exposure to elevated levels of radon over time may increase a person’s risk of ...

  • Environmental Protection Agency Puts Radon under the Spotlight

    January has been designated National Radon Action Month by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Radon is a major health concern in many parts of the United States and Canada.  According to the EPA, “You can’t see, smell, or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home.  Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among ...


    By IAQ Index

  • January is National Radon Action Month in Puerto Rico

    This is the time to test, fix and save a life according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Those three actions are the cornerstone of the EPA’s message for its recognition of National Radon Action Month, taking place all this month.   ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Feds launch action plan to protect people and families from radon/radon is one of the leading causes of lung cancer

    Today, U.S Environmental Protection Agency, the General Services Administration, and the departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, and Veterans Affairs have joined forces to help save lives and create healthier home and school environments for America’s families. The plan brings together commitments that help to reduce ...

  • New York City student helps EPA educate the public on dangers of radon; wins national radon poster contest

    What is odorless, colorless and could be a serious health problem that may be right in your home? A LaGuardia high school student, NYC public school, Laura Dabalsa knows the answer is radon. Laura used her knowledge about this important public health issue to create an educational poster that took top honors in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Kansas State University’s national ...

  • Radon Hazards Identified in Easy to Use IAQ Test Kit

    Radon is an invisible radioactive gas that results from the radioactive decay of radium.  It may be found in rock formations and groundwater beneath buildings or in certain building materials. The gas typically moves up through the soil and penetrates buildings through cracks, sumps and other holes in the building slab or foundation.   Radon gas decays into radioactive particles that ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 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 ...

  • EPA warns of cancer danger from radon in homes and schools

    January is National Radon Action Month, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is touting three initiatives to raise awareness about the risks of radon.  Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that can exist at dangerous levels in homes, schools and other buildings.  An estimated 20,000 people die every year in the U.S. from radon-related lung cancer. This year EPA is ...

  • DEP Reminds Pennsylvanians that January is National Radon Action Month

     January is National Radon Action Month, marking a time of increased public awareness for this serious health hazard. Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally through the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks. It can seep into homes through cracks in basements and foundations, and can build up inside to concentrations many times the recommended level. "Radon is ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • National Radon Action Month: What You Need to Know

    January has been designated as National Radon Action Month by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). There are many risks that come from radon, and this consumer information month is designed to inform homeowners, businesses, and schools about ways they can protect themselves. ...


    By EHS Insight

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