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.

NEWS & EVENTS

All Things Sleep Apnea Event

Is your CPAP collecting dust in your closet? Want to check out new devices and masks? Are you wondering if you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and want to learn about it? Attend our “All Things Sleep Apnea” public event on Wednesday, April 25, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township. There is no cost to attend and no need to register. Click here for more information!

Continuing Education Mixer

Calling all respiratory therapists and friends of Breathe Pennsylvania! Join us for a unique educational event at Threadbare Cider House & Meadery on May 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. Earn two American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) continuing education units (CEUs) and learn about Breathe Pennsylvania’s programs and services, all while supporting Breathe Pennsylvania’s Patient Assistance Program in a fun, social atmosphere! More information: Continuing Education Mixer Flyer. 
REGISTER HERE

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:

  •  April 17: Understanding Chronic Lung Disease
  • May 23:  Common Environmental Allergies - Where and Why?
  • June 6: Sleep Apnea

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