Radon in the News

Jan 17, 2013
By law, Realtors in Missouri are not required to mention radon. It’s listed on the seller’s disclosure statement along with mold, lead, asbestos and methamphetamine production, where it can easily be missed.
Mar 19, 2012
The Passaic County Department of Health announced on March 13 that it will once again participate in the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Radon Bureau's special radon awareness program to promote testing for radon in homes.
Mar 12, 2012
IAQ Index™ provides test kits to help identify radon levels and other hazards in homes, offices and schools.
Feb 29, 2012
What experts call a serious threat in our nation’s schools is invisible to the naked eye. TODAY National Investigative Correspondent Jeff Rossen reports.
Feb 29, 2012
Health officials warn that thousands of the nation's classrooms are filled with high levels of radioactive radon gas. Chronic exposure could lead to lung cancer, but many school districts aren't doing anything about it.
Jan 12, 2012
National winners will receive award plaques and gift cards for their help in raising awareness for radon testing and informing people of the danger of radon in their homes.
Jun 23, 2011
Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and an important national public health issue. In response to this threat, leaders from agencies across the federal government have come together to develop a Federal Radon Action Plan.
Sep 23, 2009
The World Health Organization (WHO) has drastically cut the maximum amount of radon -- a naturally occurring gas -- that should be permitted in homes because of strong evidence it causes lung cancer.
Sep 22, 2009
The World Health Organization has released their Handbook on Indoor Radon which strongly validates the worldwide threat of exposure to radon gas. WHO now suggests that homeowners take action when radon levels exceed 2.7 pCi/l.
Sep 21, 2009
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is joining the World Health Organization's first global call-to-action on cancer risk from radon in homes.
Sep 18, 2009
The American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists will hold its 21st International Radon Symposium Sept. 20-23 in St. Louis at the Union Station Marriott.
Feb 07, 2009
Senate bill to reduce lung cancer ignores radon gas. Radon is the #2 cause of lung cancer.
Jan 06, 2009
Chemicals found in common home furnishings can cause asthma and flu-like symptoms, and your basement or bathroom may be harboring allergy-inducing mold. You could even be experiencing a reaction to a more dangerous substance that could cause kidney damage or cancer.
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