Radon Action Month good time to test your home


Radon is normally dispersed in outdoor air, but can reach harmful levels when it enters buildings though cracks in foundations, particularly in the winter months when homes and other buildings are closed up and heated. Low-priced short-term test kits are available at the Kendall County Health Department; they can also be purchased from local home and hardware stores. All they do is simply peel off the label, you set it about over 20 inches off the ground in your lowest livable level of your home. Radon test kits can also be purchased at local hardware stores.

Susan Martino, an environmental health specialist at Boulder County Public Health and a project coordinator for the Front Range Public Health Regional Radon Roadmap Project, was present at the city council meeting and accepted the proclamation.

There's something invisible in your home that could place you and your family at risk for lung cancer, and you may not even know it. Healthy Teton County's Community Health Improvement Plan created a radon action group to increase the number of homes and buildings in the county that test for radon. Using census data, this translates to five people dying annually from radon-induced lung cancer in our region.

The insidious intruder of which I speak is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas that the Surgeon General has identified as the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.

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According to a National Health Advisory from the federal government -more than 21,000 Americans die of radon-related lung cancer every year.

Radon levels vary throughout CT. Twenty-nine percent of homes tested were above the 4 picoCuries per liter of air threshold. "You can not see or smell radon". Options for remediation of radon in the home are available at the CDPH Indoor Radon Program.

Radon mitigation is best done by certified radon professionals licensed by the Nevada State Contractors Board. If levels are elevated, the mitigation system is adjusted and the resident should test again to be sure levels are below 4.0 pCi/L. Mitigation is simply redirection of air flow.