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What is Radon?

Radon is a colorless and odorless naturally occurring radioactive gas found in rocks and soil that is detrimental to human health.  Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer and the leading cause of lung cancer among never-smokers. Most radon exposure occurs in the home. 

Kentucky leads the nation in the incidence of new lung cancer cases, and researchers suspect that the individual or combined effects of tobacco smoke and radon exposure play a role.

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Radon Education

Radon CE

Did you know? An estimated 1,033 Kentuckians are diagnosed with radon-induced lung cancer every year. 

Learn how to take with patients about radon. Earn up to 4.0 FREE CE hours. 

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Radon Professional Certification

Ready to become a certified radon specialist? Dive into our step-by-step radon certification guide to learn more about radon measurement, radon mitigation, and the process involved to become a certified with the National Radon Safety Board and National Radon Proficiency Program. 

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Radon Activities

Radon Comic Book

This story is based on the FRESH study, a community engaged project led by the University of Kentucky College of Nursing and funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The story introduces readers to the combined risks or radon and tobacco smoke through the experiences of a small family with an asthmatic daughter. 

Radon Activity Book

Download the Radon Activity Book below. In it, you will learn about how radon comes about, where radon is worst in Kentucky, and what you can do about it. 

Active Radon Studies

Radon on the RADAR

Take action and safeguard your home against radon. Visit Radon on the RADAR to learn about free radon detector kit's now available for checkout at your county library. 

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