January is National Radon Action Month, a whole month dedicated to not only raising awareness of the harms of radon but a month meant to encourage others to get their homes tested. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Each year more than 22,000 people die from radon-induced lung cancer.
To learn how you can take action this month and ensure that your home and the home of your loved ones are safe, check out our free resources below! To learn more about radon in general, see our Radon Information page here, or read this press release by the NC Radon Program.
Rebuilding Together of the Triangle (RTT) is offering free home testing as part of their REACH grant in partnership with Lung Cancer Initiative for those in North Carolina. If you are interested in having your home tested, please email Kelly Zargo at KZargo@RTTriangle.org. Test results will be provided to the owner. If radon levels are elevated to the level at which mitigation is encouraged, RTT will offer over-the-phone consultations to share options and help he owner develop a plan to mitigate the elevated radon levels.