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Radon Forum Will Teach People About Health Effects, Testing, Prevention

January 23, 2018

A forum on Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Camas, Wash., will offer free information to the public about the dangers of radon, and how to test for and remove the gas from your home.

The sixth annual Northwest Radon Forum is a free educational event where people can learn about radon, its health effects, testing and community resources that are available. The event is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Camas Public Library, rooms A and B, 625 NE Fourth Ave. The Oregon Health Authority is a co-sponsor of the forum.

Resource tables will offer free radon information from 5 to 7:45 p.m. There will be a presentation and Q&A with a panel of radon experts from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Panelists will represent the fields of geology, health care, testing and mitigation, and community resources.

Radon test kits also will be available for purchase for $7, while supplies last.

Radon is odorless, tasteless and invisible. It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes up from the ground and is drawn into buildings, where it can build up to dangerous levels. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that radon is responsible for more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the United States. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. after cigarette smoking, and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.

The OHA Radon Program is joining the EPA in urging Oregonians to take action and test their homes for radon during January as part of National Radon Action Month.

For more information visit the Northwest Radon Forum website at or contact Tiffany Belser at 503-718-6141.

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