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Weatherization Plus Health: January is National Radon Action Month

— Ryan Ward, Research Analyst, Weatherization Plus Health, NASCSP —

Wx Plus Health Logo Radon is a dangerous gas that is imperceptible to sight, smell or taste. It is the second leading cause for lung cancer deaths nationally, claiming around 20,000 lives annually. Radon gas typically enters the home through its lower levels, coming from the surrounding soil and entering through cracks and openings, such as sump pump lids and plumbing features. Radon hot spots include basements, first-floor rooms, and garages. That said, radon can be found anywhere in the home…

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