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Alaska Published Guidance and Information Promoting Radon Action Month

University of Alaska Fairbanks News and Information promoted Radon Action Month with publication of an article and offer of free radon test kits.

“Free radon test kits available during January,” by Debbie Carter, published on January 16, 2020, announced that January was National Radon Action Month, and that free radon test kits were available during the month.

Quoting Art Nash, the energy specialist with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, the article notes that “January is a good time to test for the radioactive gas. When doors and windows are sealed tightly, radon levels inside the home can rise. Radon develops when uranium in bedrock and soil decays, and it can enter a building through cracks and holes in a building’s foundation,” it explains.

The Cooperative Extension also published a press release on Radon Action Month at https://uafextension.wordpress.com/2020/01/10/january-is-radon-action-month/ A special note was included for persons in the previous earthquake area:

“If you haven’t tested in the past five years, retesting is recommended. Residents of Anchorage, Eagle River and Mat-Su are also encouraged to test following the 2018 Anchorage earthquake.”