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Radon Awareness

Radon, a cancer causing, colorless, odorless gas kills up to 20,000 people around the country each year. Here in Wyoming all counties but two are in the high risk zone for radon levels, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

I looked into what this actually means and what we can do to protect ourselves as winter approaches.

Read more here.

Radon Expert Talks about the Deadly Gas on Local TV News

Burlington, Vermont -

According to the EPA, radon exposure in the home is responsible for 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in America. Only smoking causes more lung cancer.

Radon expert Paul Lyman appeared on The :30 to tell us more about the deadly gas.

From new to drafty old homes and homes with or without basements, homes of all types can have a radon problem. How the home was built can be a factor on radon levels in homes.

Aside from professional testing like Lyman offers and commercially available testing kits, the state also offers a free longer term testing option.

For more info, watch the video from The :30, http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=13613493.

More information on radon -- www.healthvermont.gov -- www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/citguide.html