BALTIMORE (WJZ) – January is Radon Awareness Month and the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) is working to educate people about the dangers of radon with a variety of activities.
“Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers,” said Ben Grumbles, Environment Secretary. “It’s important that people check their homes now, during the coldest time of the year, when radon Levels can rise to unhealthy levels when doors and windows are closed. But other times of the year can also produce some higher test results. “
To ramp up testing, MDE is offering discounted radon tests to Maryland residents available here.
Two educational outreach events will take place in mid-January. to help teach residents about the importance of radon safety.
The first event will be held at the Eldersburg Library in Carroll County, January 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The second event will take place three days later at the Lowes store in Frederick, January 15 from 9am to noon.
In addition to live events, MDE rents out billboards with educational messages throughout the city of Baltimore and Baltimore counties, Howard, Carroll, and Frederick.
The Frederick News-Post will also run awareness ads.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/01/10/radon-gas-awareness-month/ MDE Offers Various Activities for Radon Awareness Month – CBS Baltimore