Gibson selected as school board appointee to college board

Phillip Ray Gibson, a radon program coordinator for the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, has been selected to serve on the Haywood Community College governing board. Gibson was appointed by the Haywood County Board of Education, which...[Read More]

Date Published: 05/13/2020

Radioactive radon gas pervades WNC

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that seeps from degrading uranium in bedrock, soil and water. It enters our homes through basements and crawl spaces and accumulates. The only way to know whether or not you have radon in your home is to...[Read More]

Date Published: 01/20/2007

Clark County giving away tests to detect radon levels in homes

David Garrett did not know what radon was until a friend at the health department suggested that he pick up a free radon testing kit. "I hung it up right away," the Springfield Twp. resident said, adding that he was shocked when he received the...[Read More]

Date Published: 09/27/2007

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...[Read More]

Date Published: 06/04/2007

Mold and radon: Potential enemies of your health

Whether in the garage, a shed or in the basement, most guys have a place with hammers and a soldering iron and a Mason jar full of assorted screws, nuts and washers. In my case, it's a basement, where I pretend to be creative or to fix things. It's also...[Read More]

Date Published: 08/15/2007

Asheville area has high levels of radon gas, so get your home tested

Radon Action Month is in January, but Shawn Price, manager of Air Chek, the world's largest manufacturer of radon test kits, based out of Mills River, recommended checking your home as soon as the cold months hit and windows and doors...[Read More]

Date Published: 12/10/2010

Fletcher Relay aims to raise $90,000

One participant in the Fletcher relay said she got involved to raise awareness about the dangers of radon. She noted that the area has very high levels of radon, and not many people are aware of its dangers or that it...[Read More]

Date Published: 07/07/2008

Experts address N.C. radon hazard

Residents in three Western North Carolina counties who have private wells containing high levels of radon are likely adding radioactive gas to their house when they turn on the shower or sink faucet. Radon, an odorless gas that naturally occurs in...[Read More]

Date Published: 10/04/2006