Date Published: 01/15/2020 [Source]
As the turning of the season brings colder weather to North Carolina, and families close windows to keep warm, it is an excellent time to make plans for radon testing in your home.
Radon is the odorless, colorless gas that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The effects upon the families it touches can be just as devastating as lung cancer caused by smoking tobacco.
January is National Radon Action Month. Each year upward of 22,000 people die from radon-induced lung cancer. Roughly 54 percent of those diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer are expected to live no more than five years after diagnosis.
The Extension Office will continue to offer monthly Lunch N' Learn workshops on the second Tuesday of the month in 2020.