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Federal Radon Action Week

Take Action on Radon Gas to Prevent Lung Cancer

Federal Radon Action Week is Oct. 15-21, and health agencies throughout the United States have joined forces to promote awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers, according to the Surgeon General.

The American Lung Association, Centers for Disease Control and National Cancer Institute agree that radon is a national health problem and encourage radon testing during the October awareness drive.

Radon is a naturally-occurring, invisible and odorless radioactive gas. One in 15 American homes contains high levels of radon. Millions of Americans are knowingly exposed to this dangerous gas.

In fact, a recent study by Harvard University ranks radon as America’s No. 1 in-home hazard. By taking simple steps to test your home for radon and fix any problems as necessary, the health hazard can be avoided.