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New Jersey Recognizes January as Radon Action Month

The state of New Jersey officially recognizes January as Radon Action Month.


Cinnaminson, NJ – WEBWIRE

While January has been designated as National Radon Action Month by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie also issued a proclamation declaring January as Radon Action Month in New Jersey. This month, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) are working to raise awareness about radon and urging all New Jersey residents to test their homes.

Radon is colorless, odorless and tasteless. Therefore, it is nearly impossible to detect without some type of testing. Radon is reportedly the second most common cause of lung cancer and it forms from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. It can easily make its way through the cracks of people’s homes and silently affect unsuspecting residents.

“According to state officials, approximately one in six New Jersey homes has a radon problem,” said Joseph Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “If elevated levels are found, however, there are procedures that can be implemented to lower radon levels to make the home safe again.”

New Jersey officials also reported that radon is responsible for 566 deaths in the state each year, and that only 30 percent of New Jersey homes test for the gas annually. New Jersey residents who wish to conduct radon testing in their homes can rely on the radon experts at EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL provides testing services as well as radon test kits. To learn more about radon and other indoor air quality, environmental, occupational, health and safety services, please visit www.EMSL.com or www.RadonTesting.com, call (800) 220-3675 or email in  info@EMSL.com . To order the Radon Gas Test Kit, please visit www.EMSLTestKit.com

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is one of the leading testing laboratories with over 40 locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP 797, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations.  In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.
 


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