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Alabama Radon Activity Book and Alabama Public Health Provide Information about Radon

by Margaret Henderson

In Alabama, 15 counties are categorized as Zone 1, High Potential, where radon levels are anticipated to exceed the 4pCi/L recommended action level of the USEPA.
Alabama Public Health Radon Program provides information about ordering test kits https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/radon/index.html and other basics about radon mitigation.

The Alabama Radon Activity Book provides additional information in an easy to read, illustrated format. The booklet, published by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University), with technical review provided by the Alabama Public Health Department, has eight pages that highlight:
• what radon is;
• how it gets in your house;
• how radon damages lung tissue; and
• testing and mitigation specifics.

Also the booklet has a map of Alabama radon zones and a radon word search puzzle with words to find in the letter matrix. See http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/H/HE-0839/HE-0839.pdf

Alabama Public Health also gives details on “Fixing Problems” when radon levels are high. These include:
• Radon Service Providers List
• Information on Radon-Resistant New Construction (RRNC)
• Radon Supply Companies

For more information:
Alabama Radon Hotline (800) 582-1866
Alabama Office of Radiation Control
The RSA Tower
P.O. Box 303017
Montgomery, AL 36130-3017
Phone: (334) 206-5391
Fax: (334) 206-5387
In-State Toll-Free: 1-800-582-1866