Radon courses offered for residents, home inspectors in Asheville


North Carolina Radon Program is offering two radon training courses in Asheville this month for people such as home inspectors who are seeking radon proficiency certification.

The "Radon Measurement Training" course will be offered June 26-28, and "Inspecting the Mitigation System During the Home Inspection" will be held June 29.

Radon is a naturally-occurring, invisible, odorless and tasteless gas that is dispersed in outdoor air but can reach harmful levels when trapped in buildings. The EPA estimates that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer for smokers and the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.

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