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Department of Environmental Protection Encourages Residents to Test Homes for Radon

January 8, 2018 • Allied News

With 40 percent of Pennsylvania homes having higher levels of radon than the Environmental Protection Agency considers acceptable, the Department of Environmental Protection encourages Pennsylvanians to perform a simple test for this known human carcinogen. “Because of the state’s geology, Pennsylvanians are at risk of exposure to high radon levels,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “Fortunately, testing is as simple as one, two, three: Pick up an inexpensive test at a hardware store, open it and set it on a surface in your basement, and in a few days mail the test to the lab. It’s an easy New Year’s resolution to keep and important to your health and the health of your loved ones.” Radon is an odorless, colorless radioactive gas that occurs naturally from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks and enters homes through cracks in the foundation or other openings. High levels of radon tend to be found in basements, but the gas can be found anywhere in the home.

Presentations Available from the 2017 National Radon Training Conference and the International Radon Symposium

November 16, 2017 • by RadonLeaders

National Radon Training Conference and International Radon Symposium: The joint meeting of the 27th National Radon Training Conference and the International Radon Symposium was held October 2-4, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference was hosted by the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) and the American Association of Radon Scientists & Technologists (AARST). Over 400 participants from the public and private sector, non-profits and universities attended four days of training, presentations and concurrent workshops. Presentations made on day one at the joint opening sessions and the CRCPD meeting for days two and three are available in the resources section or by clicking here: Presentations—27th National Radon Training Conference.

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