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National Radon Action Month
January 1, 2021 – January 31, 2021 CST
National Radon Action Month observed in January, is a time to increase awareness of radon. You can’t see it or smell it, but radon can be present at a dangerous level in your home. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among non-smokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year, according to the EPA.
National Radon Action Month is a time to increase awareness of radon, and to spur advocacy on behalf of those suffering with the emotional, financial and physical burden of radon exposure. Exposure to radon is a preventable health risk and testing radon levels in your home can help prevent unnecessary exposure. If a high radon level is detected in your home, you can take steps to fix the problem to protect yourself and your family.
Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon. EPA also recommends testing in schools.Testing is inexpensive and easy — it should only take a few minutes of your time.Radon-resistant construction techniques can be effective in preventing radon entry. When installed properly and completely, these simple and inexpensive techniques can help reduce indoor radon levels in homes. In addition, installing them at the time of construction makes it easier and less expensive to reduce radon levels further if these passive techniques don’t reduce radon levels to below 4 pCi/L. Every new home should be tested after occupancy, even if it was built radon resistant. #personalizedcause