January is National Radon Action Month - Take Action in Your Own Home!

In Honor of National Radon Action Month, the Lung Cancer Initiative of N.C. has teamed up with the N.C. Radon Program to provide free short-term radon test kits.  

Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States;  the Initiative wants to educate about the dangers of radon exposure and provide ways to keep you and your family safe.

Register for a radon testing kit today. Only one kit per home is necessary.

Fill out this form for your free radon test kit

What is Radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is formed when uranium decays in the soil. Uranium is in geological formations throughout North Carolina. When homes or other buildings are built on top of these geological formations, radon is pulled into the home and can concentrate to dangerous levels. Exposure to radon gas has been found to cause lung cancer.

How Do I Know if I Should Test?

Every home in North Carolina is prone to having a level of radon gas and the N.C. Radon Program recommends that ALL HOMES be tested. This includes apartments, mobile homes and homes with and without basements. Radon gas is natural and comes from the l decay of uranium found in rocks, soil and building materials such as concrete. Testing your home for radon gas will help you determine the amount of radon you may be breathing.

Testing for Radon

Testing your home for radon is as simple as opening a package, placing a radon detector in a designated area, and after the prescribed number of days (usually 2-7 days), sealing the detector back in the package and mailing it to a lab for evaluation. Radon is measured in picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L), a measurement of radioactivity. The U.S. EPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that homes with radon levels at or above 4 pCi/L be repaired to reduce the amount of radon entering the indoor air.

Testing your home is the first step
in protecting yourself against radon.

Get your FREE test kit today!



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