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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

December 15, 2015

January 2016 Is Kansas Radon Action Month

Submitted by Brian Hanson

January has rolled around again, which means it is once again Kansas Radon Action Month. Winter is an ideal time for Kansas residents to test their homes for indoor radon gas concentrations, either for the first time or to make sure an installed radon mitigation system is adequately controlling indoor radon levels. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends actively reducing radon levels in homes when they are confirmed at or above 4 picocuries of radon per liter of air (pCi/L).

Please consider adding radon programming to your January curricula. Kansas Radon Program (KRP) personnel are available for either in-person public presentations or remotely for radio interviews or newspaper articles. The KRP will be running 30-sec radon informational spots on television and radio statewide January 15, 2016 through March 15, 2016; for the first time, these spots will be available in Spanish. Radon test kits are still available for county and district Extension offices through the KRP for $5 per kit if your office is running low!

Visit www.kansasradonprogram.org for more information. An update on statewide radon activities will be emailed out the week of January 3, 2016; the update will include updated radon measurement and mitigation reports for every county. Contact Brian Hanson with the KRP at 785-532-4996 or at bhanson@ksu.edu with any questions, requests for media interviews or presentation events, and to order radon test kits.