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Nevada Publication Provides Information and Provides an “Ask the Professor” Feature

by Margaret Henderson

Nevada Today, an on-line publication of the University of Nevada Reno, featured an article by Susan Howe, Director of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's Radon Education Program in which she explains why it's important to check for radon in your home. http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2017/atp-radon

The program’s activities are a grant-funded outreach program, funded by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health. The “Ask the Professor” feature of the article provides a contact form in which the reader may ask a professor a question about radon.

In the article, Ms. Howe encourages testing, radon resistant new construction, and mitigation when necessary. The article also provides links to the Radon Poster winner for 2017 and to a series of outreach meetings conducted during 2017.

Approximately 25 percent of homes tested in Nevada had results exceeding the 4pCi/L EPA recommended action level. For a radon potential map specific to each Nevada county, go to http://bit.ly/NVRadonResults. The program’s outreach is to encourage radon awareness. Since the program began in 2007, more than 23,000 homes have been tested in Nevada.

For more information, contact: RadonNV.com

1-888-RADON10 (1-888-723-6610)