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Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Offers Free Radon Test Kits as Part of ‘Radon Action Month’

 

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is offering free radon test kits for Tennesseans to test their homes in January. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has proclaimed the month as “Radon Action Month.”

How Radon gas enters your home

How Radon gas enters your home

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts Files Several Important Pieces of Legislation

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) has sponsored fifteen bills (the limit is 15) this legislative session and over the next few weeks we will send out a series of updates explaining the proposals and providing an update on their progress in the system.

Property Tax Relief for Veterans, Disabled and Elderly Homeowners – House Bill 20/Senate Bill 23 (Sen. Mark Green (R-Clarksville) is our attempt to undo the changes made to this program in 2015 by the passage of the “Save the Tax Relief Act”, sponsored by Rep. John Ragan (R-Oak Ridge).

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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TDEC Encourages Tennesseans to Test for Radon During Radon Action Month

 

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is encouraging residents to identify and address radon problems in their homes as part of Radon Action Month by offering free radon test kits and hosting educational outreach events.

“Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, resulting in 15,000 to 22,000 deaths per year,” said TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau. “Radon has been detected in every county in Tennessee, so homeowners statewide should take the necessary steps to test their indoor air quality.”

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Environment and Conservation Kicks Off Radon Action Month

 

Tennessee Department of Environment and ConservationNashville, TN – Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke announced the kickoff of Radon Action Month.  This annual effort is designed to help educate Tennesseans about the dangers of radon exposure, encouraging actions to identify and to address radon problems in the home.

Environment and Conservation has joined forces with the American Lung Association, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Tennessee Department of Health, and various local and county health departments with an outreach program to raise awareness about this health risk and the importance of testing.

“Testing is such a smart and vital step in protecting your home environment,” said Fyke.  “I encourage all Tennesseans to take action in protecting the health of loved ones from the dangers of exposure to radon.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Governor Bredesen proclaims January “Radon Action Month”

 

Environment and Conservation Kicks Off Education Efforts

NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen has proclaimed January “Radon Action Month” to help educate Tennesseans about the dangers of radon exposure and encourage actions to identify and to address radon problems in the home.

In conjunction with the Governor’s announcement, the Department of Environment and Conservation has joined forces with the American Lung Association, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Tennessee Department of Health, and various local and county health departments with an outreach program to raise awareness about this health risk and the importance of testing.

“Tennesseans can check for the presence of radon in the home with a simple test,” said Bredesen.  “I encourage each household to take this important step to protect the health of loved ones from the dangers of exposure to radon.”


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