Radon Test Kit

Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that you cannot smell or taste, but may be present in your home or office environment. The Surgeon General says that radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States after smoking, and is responsible for as many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year.

Fortunately, exposure to radon is a preventable health risk – The Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of the Surgeon General encourage all Americans to test the radon levels in their homes and offices. The recommended action level for radon is 4pCi/l. Those areas that test above this level are considered dangerous.

Check out these brochures from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for more information about radon and testing for radon:

What You Should Know About Radon

Pennsylvania Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction

Pennsylvania Citizen’s Guide to Radon

Purchase a radon test kit by visiting our online store or by calling 724.772.1750.


Free Online Classes

Breathe Pennsylvania is partnering with The Jewish Healthcare Foundation to present online classes through the Virtual Senior Academy. Here are some upcoming classes:

  • January 17: Radon/Lung Cancer — It is well-known that cigarettes cause lung cancer, but what about radon?  Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer but many people have never heard of it. In this discussion, you will learn what radon is, the many places it can be found, and its relationship to lung cancer. You will also learn you can detect radon and make your home safe.
  • March 14: Tuberculosis — What is Tuberculosis and is it still around? Even though tuberculosis is very uncommon in our country, it is still considered a global health risk.  In this presentation, learn what tuberculosis is and what causes it.  Recognize how the infection is diagnosed and spread. We will also be discussing common symptoms and risk factors for developing tuberculosis.

Classes are offered at www.virtualsenioracademy.org and they are free for seniors ages 55 and older.