It comes from the ground and can accumulate in homes, raising the risk of lung cancer. It is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas produced by the decay of uranium found in our soil, a natural and expected occurrence. Long-term exposure can lead to lung cancer and is the second leading cause of lung cancer overall.
Radon production occurs naturally in soil and rocks. The aggregated information from the test results will be used to update statewide Radon Potential Maps, which show the likelihood of radon in a specific region. Radon test kits can also be purchased at local hardware stores.
Lustik says one in four homes in Jefferson County will test positive for radon gas.
January is National Radon Action Month, and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's Radon Education Program is offering free short-term radon test kits to Nevadans from Jan. 1 through February 28.
Steve Demick, county environmental health director, in a news release encouraged people to take advantage of the chance to test their homes for radon gas. Radon is measured in picocuries per liter (pCi/L) and the EPA has identified 4 pCi/L as a recommended action level.
Search for MH-370 will Resume
The payment stands at 30 million US dollars for the subsequent 10,000 and 50 million USA dollars for another 10,000 square km. Australia, China and Malaysia ended a fruitless $A200 million search of 120,000sqkm in January past year .
UEFA Team of the Year revealed
Madrid captain Sergio Ramos was the most voted player being selected by 588,315 users, some 73,7% of the total vote. Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.
Seahawks fire Darrell Bevell as OC
In his seven seasons as Seahawks offensive coordinator, Bevell guided them into the top 10 in points scored four times. The team was particularly poor at running the football, as it placed just 23rd in rushing offense in 2017.
The risk to smokers increases significantly when living in a high-radon environment, such as our area.
Because radon poses a real health threat to Coloradans, Gov. John Hickenlooper has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Safety in declaring January as National Radon Action Month for the state.
According to the University of Toledo's Ohio Radon Information System, 11,259 Greene County homes have been tested for radon. The good news is that radon can be reduced by easy, low-priced home testing and fix. Logan County has an average radon level of 4.4 pCi/L.
To get a free test kit, homeowners can log onto www.uchd.net/radon. Most often, a radon mitigation system is installed in the lowest level of homes and ventilated outside above the rooftop to prevent radon gas from entering the house. Then, seal the kit and mail it to the certified laboratory for analysis. As with many home repairs, the cost of radon mitigation varies.
The mega-retailer announced Thursday that it will be increasing its starting wage rate for hourly workers to $11. Christmas is behind us, but for workers at the nation's largest private employer, the giving season continues.
Philip Randolph Institute, argued that Ohio's purge policies are unconstitutional and violate the National Voting Rights Act. But the court's conservatives and possibly also Justice Stephen Breyer indicated that they would uphold the state's effort.
Shevah laid to rest at the wildcat settlement today - the first person to be buried there at the wish of his family. The attack took place near Havat Gilad, an unauthorized Israeli settlement outpost near Nablus.
There's new information on the deadly E. coli outbreak that News 10 has been tracking that could be linked to romaine lettuce . Those most at risk for E. coli illness include the very young, very old and individuals with compromised immune systems.
Dorsey and Wolf, son of former Packers General Manager Ron Wolf, worked together for nine years in Green Bay. He's been a big reason for the consistent success the Packers have experienced over the last decade.
An optional performance e-brake package with 345 mm vented rear rotors and red-painted calipers is optional on the ST as well. That is connected to a quicker-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission that routes power to all four wheels .
The new study suggests that the ice built up over time, much the same way that Earth's glaciers and ice sheets came to be. Streaks on images of the surface of Mars , thought to be water , were previous year revealed to be just drifts of sand.
June 19, 2017: Assange cancels a "special announcement" he had planned for the fifth anniversary of his stay at the Embassy. Ecuador asks London to recognize Assange as a diplomat, which would give him immunity from arrest.
The acquisition could prove useful to Google, and could change the way it designed its future Pixel smartphones. While the external space a speaker demands is one thing, it also occupies room inside the phone.
This trade increases Cole's upside in the wins department, but the move to the American League may offset those potential gains. Earlier this offseason the Yankees were said to be pushing to acquire Gerrit Cole from the Pirates .
Some freezing rain or sleet is also possible in parts of the Upper Midwest, northern Great Lakes, and interior Northeast. Cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.
Suspects Sought in Salisbury Armed Robbery
The victim of the carjacking refused to pursue charges, but charges were pending against the man for the robbery, police said. Police are trying to identify three people connected to the armed robbery of an Oklahoma City man.
Talks on terror can go with Pak
The very fact that the two NSAs had to meet in Bangkok bears testimony to this. However, the mood for CBD is built up following similar NSA talks in 2015.
Watch Taylor Swift's Music Video For 'End Game'
Though Katy was nowhere to be found, Ed Sheeran and rapper Future joined Taylor for the fun in Tokyo , Miami and London . Every Swiftie worth their salt knows the pop star's mythology like the back of one of her zines.
DISH Adding Google Assistant Voice Commands
The reveal of Google's smart screens is fresh, so all of the details aren't in yet for each of the independent manufacturers. And this week we're announcing that over the coming year, more headphones are on the way from Jaybird, JBL, LG and Sony.
Alabama defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne leaving for NFL
Payne was a key run-stopper in the middle and also had an interception and touchdown catch in the semifinal win over Clemson. Fitzpatrick is a lock to be selected in the first round, with many people believing he will be a top ten pick.
Secret Zuma Satellite Rumored to Be Lost
A standard Falcon 9 rocket launch costs about $62 million , and this was SpaceX's third national-security launch. Because of Zuma's secrecy, SpaceX didn't live stream the entire mission as it typically does.
Sainsbury - Record sales, but challenges remain
The retailer also said that its General Merchandise and Clothing businesses "outperformed the market in challenging conditions". Sainsbury's opened 52 Argos stores inside supermarkets during the period, bringing the current total to 164.