DEQ Promotes Radon Awareness, Testing and Mitigation

January is Radon Action Month

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 is present in varying levels in homes throughout...


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