Radon Awareness & Education
- Basic Info
The Georgia Radon Education Program is a partnership funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, involving the University of Georgia, College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS), University of Georgia, Cooperative Extension, to educate Georgians on actions to take to protect themselves from the risk of developing lung cancer caused by the unwelcome entry of radon gas in their homes. They also work with the medical community, realtors and homebuilders to help them understand radon in Georgia and how they can help protect their patients and clients from radon.
Radon is the second leading cause of Lung Cancer in the United States, after tobacco smoking. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, and kills more than 22,000 people each year, 600 of them in Georgia. Radon is an odorless, invisible, tasteless radioactive gas released by the natural decay of uranium in our soils and rocks. It easily enters our homes from the soil beneath them and in deep well water. Protect your family from this dangerous carcinogen. Test your home today. You can prevent and reduce entry of Radon into your home!
Homes, schools and businesses in Georgia should be tested for radon, a known cancer-causing gas.