January is National Radon Action Month.

What is radon?

Radon is a naturally-occurring, radioactive, gaseous element.

What are the health risks of radon exposure?

Prolonged exposure to unsafe levels of radon can lead to lung cancer.

Is radon in my home?

Radon can be found all over the United States and is present due to uranium's natural radioactive decay.

How can I test my home for radon?

Washington, DC residents can get a free test kit here.

Visit Maryland Department of Health for resources.

Visit Virginia Department of Health for resources.

Where can I get further resources?

See A Citizen's Guide to Radon by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and a guide for healthcare providers from RadonLeaders.org.

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