January is radon awareness month

We all live in a Radon Nation.

Radon is a naturally occuring radioactive gas, and it's in the ground of every nation on planet Earth. Radon presents a health hazard when it enters our homes, where we may breathe it in high concentrations. That's because radon causes lung cancer.

RadonNation.com is dedicated to increasing awareness of the dangers of radon, and what you can do to mitigate or reduce your exposure to dangerous radon levels!

Fortunately, you can easily reduce radon in your home or any building, such as schools, churches, stores and offices. There are simple and inexpensive things you can do to detect radon levels and significantly reduce the radon you breathe indoors.

Let's get started understanding radon and improving your indoor air quality, to reduce or eliminate your risk of radon-caused lung cancer.

Find Your Hometown on the Radon Zone Map

Download the EPA Map of Radon Zones by U.S. County (Adobe pdf)

The purpose of the Radon Zone map is to assist people and organizations to enact radon reduction methods, such as testing and radon-resistant building codes.

Even though the Radon Zone map can not tell you if your specific home has high radon levels (because you need a radon test to find that out), you can use the map to find out if your community is in a high radon area of Radon Nation USA! But, homes with high radon have been found in all zones. That is why the EPA says all homes should be tested regardless of geographic location.

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