National Radon Month, in January of each year, is focused on raising awareness about the dangers of high radon levels in homes. Radon is one of the leading causes of lung cancer in the world, along with smoking and secondhand smoke. Home testing, awareness of the dangers of radon, and lung cancer prevention are the goals of National Radon Month. Radon in the Home National Radon Month emphasizes the need for regular home testing. Radon maps show where the gas is most prevalent in the United States. Areas where radon levels are highest require more frequent testing and more preventative measures be taken.
National Radon Month, January 2013, is a good time to assess your home to determine whether repairs are necessary and to learn more about the dangers of this odorless, invisible gas and its effects on the body. National Radon Month is also a good time to use available resources and join in community activities to learn how to prevent lung cancer. Schools and local community centers host a diverse range of educational activities for people of all ages during National Radon Month. There are also state wide events during National Radon Month. Since radon is found in the soil, air, and water supplies, it is important to look for ways to increase clean air inside the home and test local water wells. National Radon Month literature can help you find local testing experts to assist you in determining the radon levels in your water supply. Plan an Event Raising community awareness can be accomplished using federal resources during National Radon Month.
An event planning kit is available free of charge. National Radon Month event planning kits are perfect for parents groups that are working to raise awareness locally. Taking preventative measures during National Radon Month can make a significant difference in health over time. Learning about modern radon resistant building materials is an example of the activities that can be done in January of 2013, National Radon Month. Special activities for students and kids are also available during National Radon Month. Early awareness of potentially high radon levels can eliminate the health risks associated with the gas. National Radon Month also includes federal action to prevent radon in HUD homes, federal buildings, and other government properties. Reducing Radon National Radon Month provides individuals and organizations with information and resources to reduce radon levels in daycares, educational facilities, and in residential homes.
Residents and business owners may find that radon testing is available at reduced cost during National Radon Month, January 2013. With the costs of tests significantly reduced, more families can afford to have their homes and water sources tested. Radon is elevated in as many as one-third of homes in some states. Taking action during National Radon Month helps reduce the risk of lung cancer among nonsmokers significantly. Testing and taking action to reduce radon is particularly important when small children live in the home. Make plans for home improvements that reduce radon levels, and set your calendar ahead for annual radon testing each year to ensure levels are below four picocuries per liter to reduce the risk of lung cancer. Taking simple, affordable steps now can lead to better health in the future.