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Reduce the radon health risk in your home

Posted 1/26/2016

The U.S. Surgeon General recommends that all homes be tested for radon.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers free test kits and presentations

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program is offering educational presentations at various locations across the state. Free radon test kits will be available at the presentations and at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offices and partner offices statewide, through Feb. 29.

Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless and tasteless. It comes from the ground and can accumulate in homes, raising the risk of lung cancer. In Nevada, one in four homes tested show radon concentrations at or above the EPA action level. A simple three-day test can determine if a house has a radon problem. If radon problems are found, they can be fixed. Find out more and get a free test kit at a presentation in your community:

Scheduled presentations in northern Nevada include:

  • Jan. 27 — CVIC Hall, 1604 Esmeralda Ave., Minden, at 6 p.m.
  • Jan. 28 — Incline Village GID Public Works, 1220 Sweetwater Road, Incline Village, at 6 p.m.

Scheduled presentations in southern Nevada include:

  • Jan. 30 — Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Jan. 30 — Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, at 2 p.m.
  • Jan. 31 — West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Jan. 31 — Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave., Las Vegas, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 1 — Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas, at 6 p.m.
  • Feb. 2 — Caliente Fire Hall, next to Rainbow Canyon Motel at 880 Front St. on U.S. 93, Caliente, at 7 p.m.

The Nevada Radon Education Program is a program of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and is funded by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health. Since the program began in 2007, more than 21,000 homes have been tested in Nevada. For more information, visit the Nevada Radon Education Program website at, or call the Radon Hotline at 888-RADON10 (888-723-6610).

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