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Massachusetts Features Radon in First Issue of MassTrack Newsletter

by Margaret Henderson

The Massachusetts Department of Health Indoor Air Quality Program advises the public about the health significance of high levels of indoor radon. The Program provides advice and assistance and receives funding from the USEPA State Indoor Radon Grant.

In Massachusetts, an estimated 650,000 homes have radon levels that exceed the USEPA recommended action level of 4 pCi/L. Approximately 34,000 homes in Massachusetts have radon levels that exceed 20 pCi/L. In order to encourage testing and mitigation, the Program provides information in a variety of ways. In 2018, the Program featured radon in the first issue (Volume 1, Issue 1) of MassTrack, Tracking Public Health in the Environment and Your Community. https://matracking.ehs.state.ma.us/newsletter/pdf/MassTrack_Winter_2018.pdf

MassTrack is a quarterly publication of the Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking program. The publication intends to tailor its content to seasonal topics. Radon was selected for the winter issue. The article describes radon risks and the importance of testing for radon.

For more information about radon in Massachusetts, contact:

Massachusetts Department of Health Indoor Air Quality Program

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/radon-get-the-facts

Toll-free in Massachusetts 800-723-6695

Telephone: 413-586-7525

And

Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking

https://matracking.ehs.state.ma.us/Environmental-Data/radon/index.html