National Radon Action Month – January 2021

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January is National Radon Action Month and as a part of this educational campaign, EPA encourages you to learn about radon and potential issues in your home.

Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that may be present in high levels in your home. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, claiming approximately 21,000 lives each year. Radon can be present in any home and in any area of North Carolina.

The most important action you can take is to test your home for radon. Testing is the only way to know if your home has dangerous levels of radon. EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General recommend that all homes in the U.S. be tested for radon. Testing is easy and inexpensive. In addition to testing your home, tell your friends, family, and neighbors about the health risk of radon and encourage  them to test their homes. Kits are inexpensive and available at local home improvement stores.

For more information about radon in North Carolina, visit the NC Radon Program.