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January 11, 2023
Brandi Silver

This is Brandi Silver, FCS agent with the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center. Our program today is about radon and could save your family’s life.

Radon is an invisible, odorless and tasteless gas, with no immediate health symptoms but breathing it over an extended period can produce a significant health risk to families. Indoor radon comes from the breakdown of uranium inside the earth that is leaked into the home environment through cracks in the foundation, walls and joints. All homes can have dangerous levels of radon. This means old and new homes, drafty and well sealed homes or homes with or without basements. The EPA estimates that radon causes 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year and is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Simple test kits can reveal the amount of radon in any building so be sure to order your free test kit today at and tell others to do the same!

This has been Brandi Silver with the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke Center. For more information, contact us 764-9480.