January Is National Radon Action Month
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January is Radon National Radon Action Month. During January, the U.S. Surgeon General and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urges all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes for radon.
Radon is a natural radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell, or taste but could be present at a dangerous level in your home. As the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S., and the first leading cause among non-smokers, radon claims more than 20,000 lives annually. If a high radon level is detected in your home, it can be fixed through mitigation. For more information about what you can do to protect your health and take action against radon during National Radon Action Month, please visit: www.epa.gov/radon
In North Carolina, you can also visit the NC Radon Program. Here you can find information about radon, radon mitigation, and radon testing.