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National Radon Action Month Poster and Video Contest Winners

American Lung Association takes action to raise awareness about radon, the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers

Washington, D.C. (January 25, 2018) – As part of National Radon Action Month, the American Lung Association and the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 National Radon Poster and Video Contest. The contest is held each year across the nation to raise awareness of radon gas, the second-leading cause of lung cancer.

Radon is a naturally occurring, colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas formed by the breakdown of uranium in the soil. Radon gas is found in all 50 states, and may enter a home through cracks and other openings in the home and can build up to dangerous levels. Radon is only detectable by performing a home test, and the EPA estimates 1 in 15 homes may be at-risk.

2015 Radon Poster Contest Top Ten

The CRCPD E-25 Committee met in Columbus, OH on December 10 and chose the top ten posters. They will be posted on line for voting the first of January with voting closing on the January 10. Watch this space for more information.