NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- State officials are encouraging Tennesseans to test their homes for radon.
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can enter homes through foundation cracks or openings. It's invisible and odorless and high concentrations can cause health problems including lung cancer.
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 70 percent of Tennesseans live in areas with high or moderate risk of radon.
State officials recommend testing for radon during consistently cold weather.
The Tennessee Health Department and the state Department of Environment and Conservation will hold educational events from Oct. 16 to 22 in observance of Radon Awareness Week.
More information about radon can be found on the state Health Department's website. (link)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.