National Radon Action Month in Calhoun County

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

It is National Radon Action Month.  That means it is time to test your homes for the colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is cancer causing. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a nationwide campaign. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.  At least one of fifteen homes in the United States is estimated to have high levels of Radon gas.  In Calhoun County Radon is present at elevated levels in about 16% of homes.  That is roughly one in every 6 homes. Calhoun County is classified as a zone 1 county, which means that there is a high potential for Radon.  It is easy to test for Radon.  The Radon kit costs $7.00, which includes instructions, data sheet, paid return box, and the laboratory result report. For further information on Radon and to get a Radon testing kit call the Calhoun County Extension Office at 256.237.1621 or visit them online at www.aces.edu/calhoun.

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