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DEP Secretary Urges Pennsylvania Homeowners to Test for Radon

Date Published: 01/11/2007 [Source]

Environmental Protection Secretary Kathleen A. McGinty today urged all Pennsylvania homeowners to test their homes for the presence of radon gas, which is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and is responsible for an estimated 22,000 deaths every year.

"Lung cancer from radon is preventable, but the only way to know the radon level in your home, and to know if you need to take action to lower that level, is to perform this simple and inexpensive test," McGinty said. "Matt and Kelly Mowry did the right thing to protect their health and that of their son, and I urge all Pennsylvanians to follow their example."