National Radon Action Week, Get Your Home Tested


The American Lung Association, Centers for Disease Control, and the National Cancer Institute encourage radon testing during the observation of National Radon Week.

All this week through Oct. 27, health agencies in the country have joined forces to promote awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.

Radon is a naturally-occurring, invisible and odorless radioactive gas. One is 15 households contains high levels of radon. A recent study by Harvard University ranks radon as the number one in-home health hazard.

If your home hasn’t been tested for radon in the past two years, the EPA and the Surgeon General urge you to take action. Contact the state department of health for information on locating qualified test kits or qualified radon testers.