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Delaware Website Features Speech Enabled Information and Radon Guidance

by Margaret Henderson

Delaware Health and Social Services, Healthy Homes, Radon Program, has a mission to reduce cancer incidence and mortality rates in Delaware by providing information to make homes as healthy and safe as possible. Through its website, several features and topics of information give listeners and readers opportunity to have their radon questions answered.

The Delaware Healthy Homes website provides speech enabled presentation, allowing the visitor to listen to the written text of the website. http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsp/hhinsideradon.html

The voice presentation mentions the other links and information on radon including such items as:
• An on-line for to request further information;
• A radon television commercial;
• Radon Rights, Risks and Remedy for the Home Buyer; and
• Radon fact sheet.

Additionally, a map of data from 1993-2011 is presented showing the percent of homes tested exceeding 4 pCi/L, the recommended USEPA action level. The data include results of 35,700 tests through the year 2011.

For more information, contact:
Delaware Division of Public Health
Health Systems Protection
Radon Program
417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Telephone phone 302-744-4546 or 1-800-464-HELP