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American Lung Association FREE Radon Test Kits

he American Lung Association in Pennsylvania unveiled the third phase of its program
he American Lung Association in Pennsylvania unveiled the third phase of its program to help people protect their health from lung-cancer-causing radon gas.

The lung health agency has identified three regions of the Commonwealth with generally lower testing rates and generally higher likelihood of high radon levels.

In the third and final year of a three-year program, ALAPA will conduct outreach to promote radon testing among residents in the following thirteen counties:

Armstrong Cameron Elk Jefferson McKean
Beaver Clarion Forest Lawrence Warren
Butler Clearfield Indiana

n addition to their nationally recognized smoking cessation and asthma education programs, the American Lung Association announced today that they would be providing free radon test kits to the public through the following main activities:
An on-line program at its webpage http://www.lunginfo.org/freeradonkit at which Pennsylvania residents can place a request for a home radon test kit, while supplies last.

Only one test kit per household will be provided, with the understanding that persons requesting a test kit do not have previous test results for their homes and that testing would be performed for the residents’ personal health purposes.

This offer will be in effect for a limited time and test kits can be ordered only online.

School-based programs through which students receive radon test kits for use in their homes.

Commitment from parents that the test would be performed is sought, and ideally the school would use the radon program as part of its science lessons.

Schools or teachers interested in signing up should contact Kevin Stewart, Director of Environmental Health at (717) 541-5864 ext. 36 or mailto://kstewart@lunginfo.org Again, supplies are limited.

Community-based outreach activities at which ALAPA staff or its cooperative partners provide radon test kits to members of the public in the 13-county target area.

Businesses, Extension agents, health centers, municipal governments, shopping malls, and civic clubs have all participated with ALAPA in the past and should contact Kevin Stewart, Director of Environmental Health at (717) 541-5864 ext. 36 or mailto://kstewart@lunginfo.org


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