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PA DEP Secretary Announces Pennsylvania's Radon Poster Contest Winners
Date:11/15/2007

t homeowners can do with kits they can buy for about $25 at hardware, outdoor supply, lawn and garden, and department stores.

Testing should be done during colder months when windows and doors are closed, and on the lowest level of the home on which you live, such as a finished basement.

"The good news is radon mitigation systems can be installed to reduce radon levels quickly and permanently," said McGinty. "I urge all Pennsylvanians to have their homes tested for radon and if the results indicate the gas is present, take action to lower the radon level in your home for the safety of your family."

Radon mitigation systems can cost anywhere from about $700 to $1,200. Anyone in Pennsylvania who conducts radon testing or installs mitigation systems on a home, other than the home in which they live, must be certified by DEP. Builders can also use radon resistant construction techniques when building new homes.

Information on radon, including a list of certified radon professionals can be found by calling 1-800-23-RADON, or by visiting http://www.depweb.state.pa.us, keyword: Radon.

CONTACT: Ron Ruman

(717) 787-1323


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