Test for radon in January

January 2015 has been declared “National Radon Action Month,” according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Health agencies throughout the United States are promoting awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. The American Lung Association, Centers for Disease Control, and National Cancer Institute all agree that radon is a national health problem and encourage radon testing during the January awareness drive.

Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible and odorless radioactive gas. One in 15 American homes contains high levels of radon, according to the EPA. Millions of Americans are unknowingly exposed to this dangerous gas.

Radon problems have been detected in homes in every county of the United States, and the EPA urges homeowners test for radon every two years.

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  • A new workshop series offered by B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will guide participants on “mindful living” that can help them contemplate and understand the life process known as “retirement.”

  • ALBANY COUNTY — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County and the Voorheesville Public Library will present a virtual four-part education series called The Middle Years for parents and caregivers of children from ages 5 to 10.

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