January Is Radon Awareness Month

 

 

Five Things You Can Do During National Radon Action Month

  1. Test your home – EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General recommend that all homes in the U.S. be tested for radon. Testing is easy and inexpensive.
    • Learn more about testing your home, including how to obtain an easy-to-use test kit.
  2. Attend a National Radon Action Month event in your area – Look for radon events in your community.
  3. Spread the word
  4. Spend time during National Radon Action Month encouraging others to learn about radon and test their homes.
    • Tell your family and friends about the health risk of radon. Encourage them to test their homes.
    • Plan an activity EXIT in your community to help raise awareness.
    • Write an op-ed or letter to the editor using samples from the event planning resources.
    • Attract media attention by working with a local official to get a radon proclamation.
    • View or order EPA’s free radon publications.
  5. Buy a radon-resistant home – If you are considering buying a new home, look for builders who use radon-resistant new construction. Read more about radon-resistant new construction, “Building Radon Out: A Step-by-Step Guide to Build Radon-Resistant Homes“.
    • Build Green: It’s Easy to Build New Homes Radon-Resistant …”The good news is you can build your customers a safer, healthier, radon-resistant home. The techniques to prevent radon from entering a home are practical and straightforward for any builder. It’s an inexpensive way to offer families a benefit that could reduce their risk of lung cancer. And it’s a smart way to build trust between you and your customer.” Fuad Reveiz, Member of the National Association of Home Builders