Nearly 21-thousand people die each year from lung cancer caused by exposure to radon. January is National Radon Action Month, when American’s are encouraged to test their homes for radon. EPA’s radon program began more than 30 years ago as the scientific and public health community began to understand the risks associated with indoor radon exposure, and over that time, communities have started implementing regulations to protect the public. In Lebanon, Code Administrator Joe Berkich tells us the city has codes in place to limit exposure to radon…..

Berkich said there currently aren’t any local requirements in place for homes that are already built, but you can still put a vapor barrier in your crawl space to reduce your exposure. While the Lebanon area isn’t prone to high levels of radon, it’s recommended that you have your home tested, or purchase a do it yourself radon test kit.