#LCSM Chat Topic 11/20 (8 PM EST): Know Your Radon Risk

What action would you take to protect your family if you suspected a killer was in your home?

Radon gas is odorless, colorless, and classified as a human carcinogen by the World Health Organization, US National Academy of Sciences, US Department of Health and Human Services, and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Approximately 21,000 Americans will die from radon-induced lung cancer this yearIndoor exposure to radon gas is the second greatest known risk factor for lung cancer.  Radon exposure is a threat significant enough that nine federal agencies worked together to release the Federal Radon Action Plan in 2013.

The topic for our November 20 #LCSM Chat (8 PM EST) will focus on understanding what radon gas is, how to determine your risk, and how to reduce your risk at home.  For this chat, we will be joined by some special guests:

Our moderator Janet Freeman-Daily (@JFreemanDaily) will lead our discussion using the topics below.  You can learn more about #LCSM Chat and how to join it here.

T1:  What is radon gas? Why should we care about it?

T2: How can people determine if radon is a concern for them?

T3: How can people reduce indoor radon gas levels in their homes and businesses?

T4: How can we help more people learn about dangers of radon gas and how to reduce their risk?

 Resources

Thanks to Dusty Donaldson of the Dusty Joy Foundation for help with researching information for this post.

One Comment on “#LCSM Chat Topic 11/20 (8 PM EST): Know Your Radon Risk

  1. Reblogged this on optimism and me and commented:
    Not sure what radon gas is and how it might affect you and your family? Join our Lung Cancer Social Media (#LCSM) chat Thursday, 11/20, 7pm CST. You don’t have to actually participate in the tweets, just follow the hashtag and so you can learn more about radon gas. This could affect anyone. Hope you’ll join us.

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