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New Jersey Radon Program Partners with Others for National Radon Action Month

by Margaret Henderson

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and partners focused attention on radon testing and mitigation through National Radon Action Month activities. Partners included Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Regional Chronic Disease/Cancer Coalition of Morris and Somerset counties and Greater Somerset Public Health Partnership. The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders made a proclamation at the Tuesday, January 10, freeholders meeting in a commitment to increase awareness about radon and lung cancer.

Throughout January, information was distributed in the county administration building’s lobby allowing visitors to help themselves to facts about radon. The outreach emphasized the importance of testing so that mitigation efforts can be conducted if there is a problem.

For more information about radon in New Jersey, contact the NJDEP Radon Program.
Information Line at (800)648-0394 (within New Jersey) or (609)984-5425 (outside New Jersey)
Radon Program web site at http://www.njradon.org