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Oct. 20-26 is Radon Action Week  PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

National Radon Action Week is Oct. 20-26, occurring the third week of October every year. Radon gas is becoming more of a widespread problem in the United States.

In the U.S., one in 15 homes is affected by elevated radon levels. Radon cannot be seen, has no scent and is colorless. Radon invades homes and buildings through foundation cracks and openings and even directly through concrete.

Radon gas is considered a carcinogen that comes from decayed radium and uranium in the soil. It is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and causes people that do smoke greater chance of being diagnosed with lung cancer when exposed to this deadly gas.

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Holyoke Enterprise October 23, 2014