National Radon Action Month 2019

National Radon Action Month 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month. EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge everyone to protect their health by testing the indoor air in their homes and schools for radon.

NRSB will be passing out the EPA flyers, brochures and posters to local real estate offices, libraries, and other locations. We encourage consumers to use certified professionals to ensure testing and mitigation is done properly.

Below are some helpful tools, resources and videos. Help spread the word about the harmful effects of radon and how testing can help.

  • Basic Radon Facts »
  • Five Things You Can Do During National Radon Action Month
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    1. Test your home – EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General recommend that all homes in the U.S. be tested for radon. Testing is easy and inexpensive.
      • Learn more about testing your home, including how to obtain an easy-to-use test kit.
    2. Attend a National Radon Action Month event in your area – Look for radon events in your community.
    3. Spread the word
    4. Spend time during National Radon Action Month encouraging others to learn about radon and test their homes.
      • Tell your family and friends about the health risk of radon. Encourage them to test their homes.
      • Plan an activity Exit in your community to help raise awareness.
      • Write an op-ed or letter to the editor using samples from the event planning resources.
      • Attract media attention by working with a local official to get a radon proclamation.
      • View or order EPA’s free radon publications.
    5. Buy a radon-resistant home – If you are considering buying a new home, look for builders who use radon-resistant new construction. Read more about radon-resistant new construction, “Building Radon Out: A Step-by-Step Guide to Build Radon-Resistant Homes“.
      • Build Green: It’s Easy to Build New Homes Radon-Resistant …”The good news is you can build your customers a safer, healthier, radon-resistant home. The techniques to prevent radon from entering a home are practical and straightforward for any builder. It’s an inexpensive way to offer families a benefit that could reduce their risk of lung cancer. And it’s a smart way to build trust between you and your customer.” Fuad Reveiz, Member of the National Association of Home Builders