The Kentucky Radon Program is involved in educational and awareness programs for citizens throughout the commonwealth, including exhibits and staff presentations, responding to phone and e-mail inquiries, distributing radon awareness literature. and the Radon Awareness Calendar Contest.
The program also acts as liaison between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, county and district health departments and universities, which receive mini-grants through the program.
Click here to visit the Kentucky Radon Program Website: http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/info/phps/radongas.htm
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that about 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the U.S. are radon-related. Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and water. Radon is a form of ionizing radiation and a proven carcinogen. Lung cancer is the only known effect on human health from exposure to radon in air. Thus far, there is no evidence that children are at greater risk of lung cancer than are adults.
Click here to visit the EPA Radon Website: http://www.epa.gov/radon/
Click here to see the EPA’s “A Citizen’s Guide to Radon”: http://www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/citguide.html
Click here to see the EPA’s “Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon”: http://www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/hmbyguid.html