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.


Breathing in the 'Burgh COPD Cruise

Does COPD have you paddling upstream? Join Breathe Pennsylvania on a relaxing Gateway Clipper cruise along Pittsburgh’s three rivers and listen to experts talk about living better with COPD. The cruise is Friday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $10 per cruiser and includes one guest registration and lunch for both. Click here for more information or to register.

Free Online Classes

Breathe Pennsylvania is partnering with The Jewish Healthcare Foundation to present online classes through the Virtual Senior Academy. Here are some upcoming classes:

  • May 23:  Common Environmental Allergies - Where and Why?
  • June 6: Sleep Apnea

Classes are offered at www.virtualsenioracademy.org and they are free for seniors ages 55 and older.