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2019 TN Radon Training Presentation

Did you know that 1 in 5 homes in Tennessee tests high for radon?

For your lungs, a radon level of 40 in your home is equivalent to smoking 4 packs of cigarettes per day. Protect your family by testing for radon in your home. EPA advises that if the radon level detected in a home is between 2 and 4 pCI/L, steps should be taken to reduce it to below 2 pCi/L. EPA has established 4 pCi/L as an action level at which one should initiate measures to mitigate the amount of radon in the home.  However, there is no safe level of radon. 

There is a wealth of information available regarding radon. For more information, please explore the handouts and websites provided below.

TDEC Tennessee Radon Flyer
Flyer with information on how to get your free test kit.

TDEC Radon Test kit tips.
This flyer explains how to use your test kit and eliminate common mistakes made when testing.

Tennessee Radon MappingThis interactive map shows radon test results reported throughout Tennessee.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA Radon
EPA's homepage for radon. Access FAQs , building information, information on TN and other states and more.

Know Your Number
A guide by Kentucky Cancer Consortium, the EPA, and the Departments of Health and Human Service comparing cigarette consumption to radon exposure.

Citizen's Guide to Radon
The citizen's guide to protecting yourself and your family from Radon.

C.D.C. Materials
Protect your Family from Radon Flyer
Center for Disease Control's printable infographic with basic Radon facts and National Radon Hotline phone number.

AirChek
How to use your test kit
This is a video by a private contractor demonstrating how to use a radon testkit.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Radon information by ATSDR
This website contains additional information about radon and its risks.

radon booth