January is National Radon Action Month

Posted on January 6, 2011

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Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. It can’t be detected by sight smell or taste. “It’s the second leading cause of lung cancer in the united states.” there are a few steps you can take during NRAM;

“Test your home – EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General recommend that all homes in the U.S. be tested for radon.  Testing is easy and inexpensive. Learn more about testing your home, including how to obtain an easy-to-use test kit.
 

Attend a National Radon Action Month event in your area – Look for radon events in your community. Contact your state radon program for more information about local radon activities.
 

Spread the word – spend time during National Radon Action Month encouraging others to learn about radon and test their homes.
 

Tell your family and friends about the health risk of radon.  Encourage them to test their homes.

Plan an activity in your community to help raise awareness. Use EPA’s National Radon Action Month Event Planning Kit as a guide.

Write an op-ed or letter to the editor. View tips and a sample op-ed and letter to the editor from EPA’s National Radon Action Month Event Planning Kit.

Attract media attention by working with a local official to get a radon proclamation. View tips and a sample proclamation from EPA’s National Radon Action Month Event Planning Kit. “

Check out the Environmental Protection Agency website to learn about the national effort to take action against radon

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