TDEC Offers Home Radon Tests For Radon Action Month

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is encouraging residents to identify and address radon problems in their homes as part of Radon Action Month by offering free radon test kits and hosting educational outreach events. 

“In winter weather, we are spending more and more time inside our homes, where exposure to radon is most likely,” said TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau. “Roughly three-quarters of Tennessee’s population lives in moderate- to high-risk areas for radon, which can pose a threat to human health in concentrated levels.” 

Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed January 2018 as Radon Action Month statewide to emphasize the importance around education, testing and mitigation. 

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas formed as a result of the breakdown of uranium, which occurs naturally in soil and rock. Radon is odorless, invisible and without taste.

Receive a free radon test kit by filling out this online form, or by calling the Tennessee Radon Program hotline at 1-800-232-1139. 

As part of TDEC’s statewide indoor Radon Program, the Office of Policy & Sustainable Practices also provides technical information and specific materials for real estate professionals, home builders, home inspectors, school officials and others. As part of Radon Action Month, TDEC staff will be joining partners in communities across the state to offer educational outreach events on radon mitigation. 

The schedule is as follows: 

January 9, noon-1 p.m.                                                            January 9, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Mall in Johnson City, Health Resources Center                Legislative Plaza, Cordell Hull Building
2011 N. Roan St.                                                                     425 5th Ave. N.
Johnson City, TN 37601                                                          Nashville, TN 37243

 

January 11, 7 p.m.                                                                   January 20, 4 p.m.
Eastern Tennessee State University basketball game                ETSU basketball game
Freedom Hall Civic Center                                                      Freedom Hall Civic Center
1320 Pactolas Rd.                                                                    1320 Pactolas Rd.
Johnson City, TN 37604                                                          Johnson City, TN 37604

 

January 23, 11:30 a.m.                                                            January 25, 6 p.m.
Perry County Community Center                                             Fentress County Courthouse
113 Factory St.                                                                        101 S. Main St.
Linden, TN 37096                                                                   Jamestown, TN 38556

                                               
For additional information about radon, please visit https://www.tn.gov/environment/program-areas/redirect---policy-and-sustainable-practices/opsp-sustainable-practices/tennessee-radon-program.html or contact the Tennessee Radon Program at 1-800-232-1139.


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