Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

CUPHD Encourages Home Radon Testing During National Radon Action Month

Monday - Jan 23, 2023

Radon Gas Causes More Than 20,000 Lung Cancer Deaths in the Country Each Year; 48% of Homes Tested in Champaign County Have High Radon Levels

CHAMPAIGN, IL - January is National Radon Action Month, and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) encourages citizens to learn more about the threat of radon and to test their homes, schools, and workplaces for its presence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), exposure to indoor radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

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