January Is National Radon Action Month

— Written By Emily Capps
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Do you have radon in your home? Radon test kits are available at North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center while supplies last.
January is Radon National Radon Action Month. During January, the U.S. Surgeon General and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urges all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes for radon.

Radon is natural radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell, or taste but could be present at a dangerous level in your home. As the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. and the first leading cause among non-smokers, radon claims more than 20,000 lives annually. Henderson County is in Zone 1, which means the average home will test over 4 picocuries per liter (pci/l), the level at which it is recommended that you fix your home.

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