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 1-800-220-1990.

NEWS & EVENTS

Sleep Apnea Survey

Are you living with Obstructive Sleep Apnea?  If so, we want to hear from you!  Visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/BreathePASleepApneaSurvey anytime in November to complete this confidential 10 minute survey.

All participants will be entered in a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. The winner will be announced on Nov. 30.

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:

  • November 22: "Obstructive Sleep Apnea" will review health risks of sleep apnea, as well as symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.
  • December 6: “Vaping and Medical Marijuana” is a 40-50 minute course describing Vaping and Medical Marijuana, the differences between how these products are used, regulated, and the potential health consequences.

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