Stateline, NV—January is National Radon Action Month, and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program is offering educational presentations and free radon test kits across the state of Nevada.
One presentation for both Nevada and California residents is scheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) office in Stateline, 128 Market Street. People will learn how to test for radon and can receive a free radon test kit. A certified radon mitigator will also present information about fixing radon problems.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. It comes from the ground and can accumulate in homes, raising the risk of lung cancer.
One in four Nevada homes tested show radon concentrations at or above the action level set by the U.S. EPA. The potential is higher in Stateline, Nevada, where 66 percent of homes tested have an elevated radon level. But the risk of radon-caused lung cancer can be reduced. A simple three-day test can determine if a home has a radon problem and if radon problems are found they can be fixed. Winter is the ideal time to test a home.
For those who cannot attend the presentation, free radon test kits are available at TRPA.
For more information, call the Radon Hotline at (888) 723-6610 or visit the Nevada Radon Education Program website at www.RadonNV.com. For more information about the upcoming radon presentation at TRPA, please contact Susan Howe, director of the Nevada Radon Education Program, at (775) 336-0248.