Four Things You Can Do During National Radon Action Month

1. Test your home – EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General recommend that all homes in the U.S. be tested for radon.  Testing is easy and inexpensive. Learn more about testing your home, including how to obtain an easy-to-use test kit. 2. Attend a National Radon Action Month event in your area – Look for radon events in your community. Contact your state radon program for more information about local radon activities. 3. Spread the word – spend time during National Radon Action Month encouraging others to learn about radon and test their homes. 

  • Tell your family and friends about the health risk of radon.  Encourage them More >

Learn About Risk From Radon

You can’t see, smell, or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 20,000 Americans each year. In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools, and other buildings for radon. Exposure to radon is a preventable health risk, and testing radon levels in your home can help prevent unnecessary exposure. If a high radon level is detected in your home, you can More >

November is American Diabetes Month

Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem harmless.

Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes. If you have one or more of the diabetes symptoms shown belose see a doctor as soon as possible.

Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms:                       Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

-Frequent urination                                      -Any of Type 1 symptoms

-Unusual thirst                                             -Frequent infections

-Extreme hunger                                          -Blurred vision

-Unusual weight loss                                    -Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal

-Extreme fatigue and irritability                     -Tingling/numbness in the hands and/or feet

                                                                  -Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections

                                                                  -Often people with Type 2 diabetes have More >