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Test your Home for Radon

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging Americans 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 cause lung cancer.  More than 21,000 Americans die from radon related lung cancer each year.

Improving indoor air quality by increasing awareness of environmental health risks, such as radon gas, supports healthier homes and communities.

The only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon is to test your home. The U.S. Surgeon General and EPA recommend that all homes be tested. Read more at
http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/names/hq_2012-1-4_radonmonth.

Contact your state radon office for more information:
www.epa.gov/radon/whereyoulive.html.