Radon Test Kit

Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that you cannot smell or taste, but may be present in your home or office environment. The Surgeon General says that radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States after smoking, and is responsible for as many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year.

Fortunately, exposure to radon is a preventable health risk – The Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of the Surgeon General encourage all Americans to test the radon levels in their homes and offices. The recommended action level for radon is 4pCi/l. Those areas that test above this level are considered dangerous.

Check out these brochures from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for more information about radon and testing for radon:

What You Should Know About Radon

Pennsylvania Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction

Pennsylvania Citizen’s Guide to Radon

Purchase a radon test kit by visiting our online store or by calling 724.772.1750.


Asthma Day at the Zoo

Children aren’t the only ones with asthma. Animals can have asthma, too! Join Breathe Pennsylvania on Saturday, August 11, for a day of asthma education, small animal interactions, a boxed lunch and plenty of FUN! Then plan to spend the rest of the day exploring the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium!

The event is for children with asthma, ages 5 to 10. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. The cost is $10 for each child and two guests, and includes zoo admission and lunch. Tickets for additional guests cost $20. Registration is required.  Click here to register.

When registering, please provide your phone and email address so that Breathe Pennsylvania staff can contact you regarding attendee names, tickets and dietary restrictions. If you have questions, call Breathe Pennsylvania at 724-772-1750, or email: info@breathepa.org.