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Radon Awareness and Education

 

For Radon information and assistance, please contact the University of Georgia radon education program:  www.ugaradon.org

 

The Georgia Radon Education Program

http://www.ugaradon.org is a partnership funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, involving the University of Georgia, College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS), University of Georgia, Cooperative Extension, to educate Georgians on actions to take to protect themselves from the risk of developing lung cancer caused by the unwelcome entry of radon gas in their homes. They also work with the medical community, realtors and homebuilders to help them understand radon in Georgia and how they can help protect their patients and clients from radon.

Radon is the second leading cause of Lung Cancer in the United States, after tobacco smoking. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, and kills more than 22,000 people each year, 600 of them in Georgia. Radon is an odorless, invisible, tasteless radioactive gas released by the natural decay of uranium in our soils and rocks. It easily enters our homes from the soil beneath them and in deep well water. Protect your family from this dangerous carcinogen. Test your home today. You can prevent and reduce entry of Radon into your home!

Homes, schools and businesses in Georgia should be tested for radon, a known cancer-causing gas.

(see map) https://www.epa.gov/radon/find-information-about-local-radon-zones-and-radon-programs#radonmap

Information and Resources

How to order a Radon Test Kit

To order a DIY home radon test kit go to www.ugaradon.org to order.

A kit costs $13.00 which includes analyzing the test, shipping and processing.

Radon Is Real (PDF)
What is radon, why should I be worried about it, and how can I learn more about it?


Georgia Mitigation Providers (PDF)
My home tested above the federal government’s recommended action level of 4.0; what should I do about it?


How to Select a Contractor
(PDF)
How do I find a qualified business to reduce radon levels in my home?


Information about Radon in Drinking Water

Can there be a problem with radon in my water?

http://www.epa.gov/radon/rnwater.html

 

Find Radon Levels in My Area

Information on Radon Levels Reported in Georgia

Map of Radon Readings in Georgia

 

What about radiation and radon exposure from granite countertops?

http://www.epa.gov/radiation/tenorm/granite-countertops.html

 

Contact Information

For more information, see www.ugaradon.org or call 706-583-0602 for Gabrielle Dean at the University of Georgia.