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Idaho Offers Free Radon Training During May 2017

by Margaret Henderson

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is offering free training in a two-hour interactive workshop on “Keeping Radon Out of Your Home.” The presentation will give a “Step-by-Step Guide on How to Build Radon Resistant Homes,” explaining what the homeowner can do to help prevent excessive exposure and reduce the risk of lung cancer related deaths in Idaho.

Classes will be taught by Jim Faust, Indoor Environment Program Manager at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Jim has 12 years of experience working with radon education has extensive knowledge of Idaho’s radon testing program. Jerry Peterson, Energy Program Manager for the Idaho Division of Building Safety, will be teaching also. Jerry holds multiple International Code Council (ICC) certifications for inspections and plan reviews, and is nationally certified for conducting home energy audits, radon testing and mitigation.

Topics included in the class are:

  • mitigation strategies;
  • what products are needed; and
  • where to find them and how to install them to ensure that your home is more comfortable, healthy and code compliant.

This free training for homeowners, contractors and remodelers, will be taught in several cities:

  • Coeur d’Alene
  • Lewiston
  • McCall
  • Meridian
  • Idaho Falls
  • Hailey

For specific dates and times of classes, see http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=MCUnZuAp4Bo%3d&portalid=0. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and International Code Council (ICC) have approved the course for continuing education units (CEU).

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