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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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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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Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Kicks Off Radon Testing Education Efforts

 

Tennessee Department of Environment and ConservationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is offering free radon test kits to Tennessee households beginning July 22nd through July 30th, 2012, as part of an ongoing effort to educate citizens across the state about the dangers of radon exposure. There is a limit of one free test kit per address.

“This outreach effort is our way to encourage action and to help Tennesseans identify and address potential radon problems in their homes with these easy-to-use test kits,” said Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau.  “Every household is encouraged to take the important step of testing their home to safeguard the health of loved ones from the dangers of exposure to radon. «Read the rest of this article»

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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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State’s Office of Environmental Assistance Announces Free Radon Test Kits Now Available Online

 

Tennessee Department of Environment and ConservationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation today announced its new online system for Tennesseans to order free radon test kits, making it easier than ever for citizens to identify and address potential radon exposure problems at home.

Administered by the Office of Environmental Assistance, the Tennessee Radon Program provides free radon test kits to all Tennessee citizens – made possible through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. With the new online ordering system, these free kits are now just a mouse click away. «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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