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State joins radon-awareness effort - Map to see areas of high levels online

Date Published: 01/29/2007 [Source]

This month, the Oregon Department of Human Services joins a national campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of radon and the need for people to test their homes if radon is present at high levels in their area.

Elevated levels of radon can be found in about one of every seven homes in the greater Portland area. While other parts of the state are not as highly affected, it is present in certain places due to local and regional geology, noted Terry Lindsey, radiation protection manager in the DHS Public Health Division.