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Can You Use Home Radon Test Kits to Radon Test a School or Other Large Building?

Radon Home Information - Wed, 02/24/2010 - 16:38
The U.S. EPA and other major national and international scientific organizations have concluded that radon is a human carcinogen and a serious environmental health problem. Most people know that they need to use home radon test kits to find out if they should lower their home radon exposure. But what ...

How to Get an Accurate Radon Level When You Measure Radon in Your Home

Radon Home Information - Wed, 02/24/2010 - 16:38
With today's modern test kits, it's easy to measure radon in your home and get an accurate radon level. However, to get that accurate radon level you must follow a few simple rules when you measure radon. To get an accurate radon level when you measure radon, always read and follow ...

Oregon House Passes Radon Bill

Radon Home Information - Wed, 02/24/2010 - 13:50
Kristian Foden-Vencil, OPB News.

The Oregon House passed a bill Monday that requires all new buildings in the state be Radon resistant.

Radon is a natural, radioactive gas that seeps up from the ground. In small amounts, it's not considered dangerous. But one of every 15 homes in Oregon has elevated levels where the gas collects in basements and lower rooms. Phil Donovan is with the American Lung Association of Oregon.
Phil Donovan: "Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Oregon. And it can be easily prevented in homes. And so the state of Oregon is going to make sure that new residential homes and new public buildings are radon resistant. And they're going to provide information to home buyers so they're aware of the dangers of radon in buying an existing home."

The bill has already passed the senate. Governor Kulongoski has not said if he'll sign it, but state agencies are supportive.

Families can test their homes with a $15 send-away kit.

The Radon Tee Train Keeps Chugging!

Radon Home Information - Tue, 02/23/2010 - 14:39

Radon Tee has over 500 fans on Facebook! Check out what we have been up to at www.facebook.com/radontee.

Learn more about our project and how you can get involved at www.radonleaders.org/radontee.

CanSAR - PA Cancer Victim Speaks Out

Radon Home Information - Tue, 02/23/2010 - 14:15

CanSAR continues their great work getting the word out!

View excellent news coverage (video): http://www.wgal.com/video/22595955/index.html

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Radon Home Information - Sun, 02/21/2010 - 14:40
RadonLeaders.org RadonT_logo.jpg Thank You for Making NRAM 2010 a Great Success! Take a Few Minutes to Share YOUR Story!

Activity submissions for 2010 NRAM events have officially ended, bringing the 2010 National Radon Action Month to a close. Thank you for taking the time to share your events! More than 2,100 events were submitted, making 2010 the most active NRAM yet! A broader summary of 2010 NRAM activities will be available in the coming weeks.

While many users submitted their activities in the Media category, each of our categories included impactful activities submitted by the radon community. For more details about 2010 NRAM events that took place in your area or nationwide, please visit the Browse Current and Past Events page at www.radonleaders.org/nram/events.

Radon Awareness Program

Radon Home Information - Sat, 02/20/2010 - 05:07
Event Category:  Presentation, Workshop, Training, or Lecture Event Date:  02/04/2010 (All day) Event Description:  Attend and participated in the Blacks and Govertnment monthy meeting. A radon presentation was made to the members of the organization about radon and its health risks. The members were also given information about the Alabama Radon Mitigation training course. Members were encouraged to purchase radon test kits and test their homes for radon. Location 1001 East 17th Street Michael Community Center Sheffield, AL, 35660 Contact Name:  Patricia W. Smith Contact Organization:  Alabama Cooperative Extension System Contact E-mail:  smithp7@auburn.edu Contact Phone:  256-766-4846 Upcoming Event

Radio Spot Announcement on WSBM (Magic 1340)

Radon Home Information - Sat, 02/20/2010 - 04:57
Event Category:  Media Activities Event Date:  02/15/2010 (All day) Event Description:  Alabama Radon Program placed a radio spot announcement on WSBM radio station about radon and its health risks in Colbert and Lauderdale Counties. The public will have an opportunity to visit the radon exhibit at the Shoals Spring Home Show and purchase radon test kits. Location 642 Sam Phillip Street Florence, AL, 35630 Contact Name:  Patricia W. Smith Contact Organization:  Alabama Cooperative Extension System Contact E-mail:  smithp7@auburn.edu Contact Phone:  smithp7@auburn.edu Upcoming Event

Radio Spot Announcement on WXFL (KIX 96)

Radon Home Information - Sat, 02/20/2010 - 04:50
Event Category:  Media Activities Event Date:  02/15/2010 (All day) Event Description:  Alabama Radon Program placed a radio spot announcement on WXFI radio station about radon and its health risks in Colbert and Lauderdale Counties. The public will have an opportunity to visit the radon exhibit atthe Shoals Spring Home Show and purchase radon test kits. Location 624 Sam Phillip Street Florence, AL, 35630 Contact Name:  Patricia W. Smith Contact Organization:  Alabama Cooperative Extension System Contact E-mail:  smithp7@auburn.edu Contact Phone:  256-766-4846 Upcoming Event

Radio Spot Announcement on WQLT (Q107)

Radon Home Information - Sat, 02/20/2010 - 04:40
Event Category:  Media Activities Event Date:  02/22/2010 (All day) Event Description:  Alabama Radon Program placed a radio spot announcement on WQLT radio station about radon and its health risks in Colbert and Lauderdale Counties. The public will have an opportunity to visit the radon exhibit at the Shoals Spring Home Show and purchase radon test kits. Location 624 Sam Phillip Street Florence, AL, 35630 Contact Name:  Patricia W. Smith Contact Organization:  Alabama Cooperative Extension System Contact E-mail:  smith@auburn.edu Contact Phone:  256-766-4846 Upcoming Event

"Build Your New Home Radon-Ready" Ad in Building Home and Remodeling Official Show Guide

Radon Home Information - Sat, 02/20/2010 - 04:25
Event Category:  Media Activities Event Date:  02/15/2010 (All day) Event Description:  The Alabama Radon Education Program placed an ad in the Building Home Remodeling Official Guide that will be sent out by the Huntsville Times and the Redstone Rocket and 1,000 copies will be made available at the home show. This guide will be used by those attending the home show to get around and see what the advertisers have to offer. There will be over 200 exhibitors at the show. The radon Program will have a booth at the show and will educate the public about radon and its health risks in Madison County. Location 2317 South Memorial Parkway SW Huntsville, AL, 35801 Contact Name:  David McGee Contact Organization:  The Huntsville Times Contact E-mail:  david.mcghee@htimes.com Upcoming Event

Alabama Radon Mitigation Training Examination Issued to Students

Radon Home Information - Sat, 02/20/2010 - 04:06
Event Category:  Presentation, Workshop, Training, or Lecture Event Date:  02/19/2010 - 8:30am - 11:30am Event Description:  The national radon proficiency mitigation examination was administered to 11 persons by Jan Carrington,SRRTC Manager( Southern Regional Radon Training Center). There were also four persons who took the class for CE credits and five Alabama State employees who audited the class. Two other persons will take the mitigation exam by computer. The persons will become certified mitigator contractors and will be qualified to fix homes with high levels of radon. Location 5903 University Drive Huntsville , AL, 35805 Contact Name:  Jan Carrington Contact Organization:  Southern Regional Radon Training Center Contact E-mail:  carricj@auburn.edu Contact Phone:  334-844-5717 Upcoming Event
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