WITH DEP PROFESSIONALS
monday, MAY 18 AT 7 PM
State Senator Pat Browne and a Kidde Radon Detection Representative will open the program and will be followed by speaker Bob Lewis of the DEP who will detail the detection and elimination of radon gas which is prevalent in our area.
We have also invited licensed mitigators to attend.
Limited number of FREE radon test kits available that night!
Light refreshments will be provided before the program by State Senator Pat Browne's office.
Lehigh County Community Found with Extremely High Radon Levels:
DEP urges residents to test for Radon and attend an open house.
Harrisburg - The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is urging residents in the Southern Lehigh area of Lehigh Countyto have their homes tested for radon. This comes after recent tests by the department and a DEP-certified laboratory revealed that several homes in that area have record high levels.
Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally through the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks. It can enter cracks in the foundation or other openings. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Pennsylvania and causes about 20,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. every year.
Several homes in the Center Valley area were found to have radon levels of over 1,000 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). One specific home tested at 2, 750 pCi/L and is one of the highest radon values ever recorded in the state. These levels are hundreds of times more than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) action level of 4 pCi/L; a level where a home should be remediated to lower the radon concentration.