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  • Montanans encouraged to test homes for radon

    Montana Department of Environmental Quality|Jan 14, 2021

    HELENA—Winter is the best time to test your home for radon according to Paul Tschida, radon specialist for the Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s Radon Control Program. “Testing for radon when your doors and windows are closed typically provides the best results to determine ‘worst-case’ radon levels in your home,” said Tschida. “That’s why January is National Radon Action Month, during which the program encourages testing.” If test results are elevated, mitigation is recommended. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas t...

  • DEQ Promotes Radon Awareness, Testing and Mitigation

    Department of Environmental Quality|Jan 12, 2017

    HELENA – January is Radon Awareness Month. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) offers steps Montanans can take to test for and reduce radon gas found in homes. Radon gas occurs naturally from the decay of uranium in rock and soils in Montana and can accumulate inside homes. The gas is radioactive and can damage lung tissue. Studies indicate breathing radon is a major cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking and a leading cause of cancer among non-smokers. In Montana, the results of historic radon testing indicate radon gas...

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