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Pennsylvania Residents Encouraged to Test Homes for Radon


January 10, 2019

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) encourages Pennsylvanians to start off the new year by conducting a simple test of their homes for radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Winter is a good time to test in the Commonwealth because doors and windows are closed, providing more accurate results.

“Because of our geology, nearly every county in the commonwealth has locations of high radon levels, putting Pennsylvanians at risk of exposure,” DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell said. “A radon test is a great way to protect your...

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