Congrats to our 2nd place winner from Athens-Clarke County, Caitlin!
The award-winning UGA Radon Education Program's purpose is to educate Georgians on the dangers of radon and steps to take to protect themselves.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. Over 21,000 people die each year. You can't see, taste or smell radon. You can protect your family by testing your home. To get a radon test kit go to www.ugaradon.com or if you live in Georgia call 1-800-ASK-UGA1.
Congrats to our 2nd place winner from Athens-Clarke County, Caitlin!
Congrats to our 3rd place winner from Gwinnett, Emi!
Congrats to our amazing poster contest winners this year!
Gov. Brian Kemp recognized three students from northeast Georgia for their efforts to spread the word about the dangers of radon as part of the 2020 University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Radon Education Program Poster Contest.
This weekend we took part in a SciREN networking event, where we had the opportunity to share lesson plans on radon and healthy homes with teachers in the community. Thanks to all the teachers and researchers who made this event great!
@UGA with #SciREN and it’s a goldmine of teacher resources.
-Ready-to-go lesson plans aligned with GSE.
-Complete unit kits including lesson plans and manipulatives.
-Sustainable gardening complete with a full-time, in-house gardening coordinator.
-AP Environmental unit on pathogenic pollution.
Athens Forest Kindergarten EcoReach Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs from the Geosphere Grow It Know It The Georgia Museum of Art University of North Georgia Oconee University of Georgia Environmental Health & Safety UGA Radon Program
Did you know that the best time to test your home for radon is during the winter?
Six years ago, a nagging chest pain sent Licking County resident and busy mother of three, Annie Cacciato to the doctor. "If I sneezed or coughed I had a sharp pain," Cacciato said. After a few more tests, that pain turned out to be stage four lung cancer. Doctors told her family to get preparations...
Have 5 minutes? Give our recent WUGA FM story on radon a listen
Derek Cooper from the UGA Extension joins Chris Shupe to talk about carcinogenic radon gas and how to detect it in your home.
Thanks to UGA Extension Pike County for streaming the program on radon in air and water on Tuesday. Check out the presentation here.
Exposure to radon in your home can lead to lung cancer. The first step to reducing radon exposure is to test your home. During the month of January, Georgia residents can order a kit at www.UGAradon.org. Use the code NRAM2020 to receive $5 off.
ATHENS — Radon, an odorless, colorless, tasteless, radioactive gas, is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers — and
Great read from Georgia Health News on radon risk in Georgia
Driving through Winder, you can see the hallmarks of many Southern towns dotting the landscape. There are train tracks bisecting the middle of downtown. There’s the historic courthouse, with its clock tower shining in the sun. And there’s the water tower, bearing an image of the local high schoo...
Our program is a partner in conducting four free webinars in January 2020 from the following speakers:
Dr. Jonathan Samet (Radon: A Primer for Everyone)
Dr. Bill Field (Radon Resources for Health Care Providers)
Dallas Jones (ANSI Standards Now Available for Free)
Evan Kan (Elevated Radionuclides in Private Wells)
Each webinar will last approximate 30 minutes. Click the link to register and secure your spot before registration fills up!
Today is Marie Curie's birthday and European Radon Day. The #EuropeanRadonAssociation has developed a poster with 10 tips for effective radon control. It's available in several languages.
The deadline for the radon poster contest is Friday, November 8th! Get your entries e-mailed or postmarked by Friday. Details available at www.UGAradon.org
November is lung cancer awareness month. In 2019 lung cancer accounted for about 13% of all new cancers in the U.S. After smoking, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer. It's easy to test your home for radon. Learn more at radon.uga.edu
Radon is invisible and odorless... just like a ghost! Get your home tested on this spooky day! www.ugaradon.org
Enter the radon poster contest! It is open to Georgians between the ages of 9-14. The deadline is November 8th. Details available at www.UGAradon.org.
Did you know that humans are not the only ones susceptible to radon's harmful effects? Radon can also cause lung cancer in pets.
It is good to have a certified professional test a house before you purchase it. There is lots of helpful information on radon and buying a home starting on page 15.
Healthy Indoors Magazine
Check out these tips you can use to reduce your risk of lung cancer
September 26th, 2019 Author: Derek Manning Cooper | 706-583-0602 | More about Derek Contact: Pamela Turner | 706-542-9165 | More about Pamela
Did you know that because children have a higher respiratory rate than adults, radon can have a greater impact on their lungs? This is why it is important to test both homes and schools for radon
Check out our podcast with the Atlanta Real Estate Forum on radon in Georgia! https://www.atlantarealestateforum.com/uga-radon-educator-discusses-radon-issues-in-georgia-homes/
UGA Radon Educator Derek Cooper joins Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio to discuss how to detect, prevent and mitigate radon in a home.
Help us promote the annual Georgia radon poster contest. Children between 9 and 14 can submit posters until November 8. Learn more at www.ugaradon.org.
Radon is a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas that can cause lung cancer. The only way to know if you have radon is to test.
Did you know that Georgia schools are also not required to test for radon?
Our area and elsewhere in Pennsylvania see an above-average level of radon exposure. Radon is a cancer-causing gas that's not required to be tested for where your child spends a quarter of their day - their classroom.
Learn more about radon at www.UGAradon.org. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Today is #WorldLungCancerDay.
Learn about the dangers of radon, as well as hear a heart breaking testimonial on how radon can significantly impact your health. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VVAeO--I8c
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Radon can give off radioactive particles. Being exposed to high levels of radioactive particles for a long time can cause lung cancer years later.
Testing your home for radon is easy. You can do it yourself. Experts suggest testing all homes below the third floor.
More from NIH News in Health: https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2019/07/test-your-home-radon
It's time for the annual Georgia radon poster contest. Children between 9 and 14 can submit posters until November 8. Learn more at www.ugaradon.org. Help us promote the contest. It is a great way for educators and families to learn more about radon.
Radon, an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas, is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., but it can be detected and mitigated with the help of local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service offices across the state.
Did you know that well water in Georgia can have contaminants like uranium and radon? Visit your local county extension office to learn more about well water testing.
UGA Radon Program's cover photo
Test your home for radon. Georgia residents can order a test kit at www.UGAradon.org.
June 21 was the official first day of summer. Summer brings the outdoor fun and, for many of us, finding a cool spot inside to beat the heat.
Finding easy and inexpensive ways to screen patients for lung cancer could help doctors catch the disease much earlier
Researchers are delighted to report that three specially-trained beagles were able to sniff out malignant lung cancer tumors with 97% accuracy.
New study finds correlation between high radon concentrations and homes proximate to hydraulic fracturing.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), exposure to radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Extant research that has reported that fracking activity increases the radon levels. ‘Fracking’ also known as hydraulic fracturing, which is ...
"The prevalence of lung cancer in people who have never smoked is more common than many realize—and it’s on the rise, despite declining rates of smoking. The relative proportion, absolute number, and rates of lung cancers are all increasing in never-smokers. However, because lung cancer is traditionally associated with smoking, the risk in never-smokers remains largely underrecognized and underdiagnosed. In fact, among the number of Americans to be newly diagnosed with lung cancer this year, up to 15% have never smoked."
Never-smokers are an overlooked population at increasing risk for lung cancer.
Did you know that radium, the precursor for radon, has a half life of 1600 years? Radon decays much faster, with a half life of 3.8 days.
In most homes, less than 1% of indoor air comes from the soil gas under the home. However, In some houses, as much as 20% of the indoor air can can come from the soil. This can lead to elevated levels of radon in the home.
Radon can be found in elevated levels in any type of building, including schools, workplaces, and homes. It's important to test all buildings for radon gas.
A Central Ohio woman now fighting the odds said she's going to take the time she has left to fight for the safety of children. Annie Cacciato wants all Ohio schools to test for the cancer-causing gas radon. "In my professional opinion as an advocate and real person with stage 4 lung cancer, that (sp...
Radon is a health hazard with a simple solution. Learn more about testing your home for radon gas @ www.ugaradon.org.
Exposure to radon gas in your home can result in lung cancer. Any type of house can have a high radon level.The only way to know if you have radon is to test...
It's a good time to test your home for radon gas. Kits are available to Georgia residents for $15 at http://radon.uga.edu. Check the interactive map to learn more about radon levels in your county. #Radon
Did you know that radon released by volcanic eruptions may contribute to lightning generated during the eruption?
Studying radon’s role in the electrification of plumes above volcanoes could help people anticipate the damage resulting from eruptions, scientists say.
Thanks to UGA Cobb Extension for hosting a great radon class yesterday! Let us know if you have a community group interested in learning about radon.
Today may be the last day of National Radon Action Month, but you can take steps all year long to ensure the health of your home. Over 21,000 American's die every year. Don’t wait to Test, Fix and Save a Life from radon.
Informative interview showing how radon can cause lung cancer in anyone who is exposed. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers #NRAM2019
Research shows radon, an odorless gas that can seep into your home, is associated with lung cancer. 33-year-old Olympian Rachael Malmberg shares her story and awareness on how the high levels of radon in her family homes caused her to develop stage 4 lung cancer.
Radon resistant new construction is inexpensive and much easier than installing a mitigation system after a home is built.
Are you aware of the dangers of radon in your area? Do you live in a zone with elevated levels of radon in the home? Learn more about the dangers of radon in your area at www.ugaradon.org.
Congrats to our Georgia radon poster contest finalists who got to meet Governor Deal earlier this week!
Gov. Nathan Deal recognized three students from northeast Georgia for their efforts to spread the word about the dangers of radon as part of the 2019 University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Radon Education Program Poster Contest.
Why is radon a problem? Radon is the second leading cause of Lung Cancer in the USA, after tobacco smoke. It kills over 21,000 people each year, more than 800 of them in Georgia. Smokers are at an even higher risk of radon-induced lung cancer than nonsmokers by 7%.
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