International Radon Association Announces $1,000 Radon Test Drawing
FORT COLLINS – The International Radon Association (RADON.ORG) announced a nationwide drawing for individuals in the United States, offering an award of $1,000 to a randomly chosen participant. The association partnered with Airthings to give away their Wave Radon home monitors to the grand prize winner and two first prize winners. To enter, individuals must submit proof they completed a radon test at their residence after January 1, 2022, and before the March 31st deadline. This program was developed as a way to encourage individuals to test their homes for the presence of radon, a naturally-occurring radioactive carcinogen. Elevated radon levels are regularly found in homes throughout the United States and other parts of the world. Testing for radon is affordable and can be done by a certified professional or with a do-it-yourself kit that is analyzed by a laboratory.
“Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. As for smokers, being exposed to elevated levels of radon can further increase their chance of getting lung cancer by 10 times,” explained Sean Williford, Executive Director of the International Radon Association. Radon is responsible for the deaths of approximately 21,000 people in the United States each year, usually due to complications of lung cancer. Cold months are considered the best time to test for radon because windows and doors usually remain closed—this allows for more consistent readings that more accurately record radon levels when they’re likely the highest.
To participate, visit the International Radon Association drawing page.
A winner will be announced in early April.