Radon awareness presentation tonight
January is National Radon Action Month and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program is offering a radon presentation at 6:30 p.m. today, at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Drive.
Included in the presentation will be information about radon, the health risk associated with radon, and results of area testing. In addition, participants can learn what a certified contractor will do to reduce high radon levels in your home.
Elevated radon levels have been found in 34 percent of the homes tested in Carson City.
Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible, odorless and tasteless gas that is dispersed in outdoor air but can reach harmful levels when trapped in buildings. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that radon causes more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths per year. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. after smoking and the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers.
Free test kits will be offered during the presentation or at Carson City Cooperative Extension, 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 15.
For more information, call the Nevada Radon Hot Line at 1-888-RADON10, visit UNCE’s Radon Education Program Web site at .unce.unr.edu/radon or visit EPA’s Web site at http://www.epa