Thursday, September 29, 2016

January is National Radon Action Month (Enero es Mes Nacional De Radon)

January is National Radon Action Month. Test Your Home. Protect Your Health!

US EPA has designated January National Radon Action Month.  Click here for basic radon facts and to learn how to obtain a radon testing kit. 

Enero es Mes Nacional de la Acción del Radon.  Chasque aquí para los hechos básicos del radón y aprender cómo obtener un kit de la prueba del radón.

You can’t see, smell, or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home.  Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 20,000 Americans each year.  In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools, and other buildings for radon. Exposure to radon is a preventable health risk, and testing radon levels in your home can help prevent unnecessary exposure.  If a high radon level is detected in your home, you can take steps to fix the problem to protect yourself and your family.

EPA Recommends: Test your home  for radon, it’s easy and inexpensive; Fix your home if your radon level is 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher. Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases may be reduced.

EPA recomienda: Pruebe su hogar para el radón, it’ s fácil y barato; Fije su hogar si su nivel del radón es 4 picocuries por litro (pCi/L) o más alto. El radón nivela menos de 4 pCi/L todavía plantean un riesgo, y en muchos casos pueden ser reducidos.