Test, Fix, Save a Life By Jessica Karns

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as National Radon Action Month. During the observance, it is the agency’s goal for people throughout the country to recognize that radon is a health hazard with a simple solution. Radon is an odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas, that can seep into your home through the foundation…

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Radon Levels Rising in Pennsylvania Homes

Radon levels have been rising ever since fracking has increased in Pennsylvania.  Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health say there is an alarming correlation between the unusually high levels of the colorless, odorless radioactive gas indoors and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Joan Casey and her colleagues at Bloomberg wanted to determine the sources of…

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Creating Awareness for Radon

For decades, the Lung Association, Amercian Cancer Society and EPA have worked with nonprofits, industry and other government agencies to educate the public about radon, and encourage people to reduce radon risk. Despite this public awareness, elevated radon is still a serious challenge in an estimated 1 in 15 homes across the United States. And,…

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