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What is Radon Gas?

People still ask, “What is radon? ... Why should I be concerned about radon?"

Radon is a form of radiation that can build up in structures—homes, schools, and workplaces—coming from the decay products of uranium in the soil and rocks in the ground beneath the building.

Radioactive alpha particles are released into the air, can be breathed into our lungs, attached to cells in the lining of the lungs, change the DNA of those cells, develop into cancerous cells, and spread throughout our bodies.

Radon gas is invisible, odorless, and tasteless. The only way to detect its presence is to perform a simple test.

High radon levels have been found in every state in our nation. Radon problems do vary from area to area, even house to house. The only way to know the level of radon you are being exposed to is to test.

“Comparative human health-based risk assessment performed by the U.S. EPA  and numerous state agencies have consistently ranked radon among the most important environmental health risks facing the nation. The time for more aggressive action to battle this deadly killer has long passed. In the last half century alone one million people have died from radon exposure in the U.S.”

Dr. Bill Field, Professor of Public Health and member of the World Health Organization’s International Radon Project.

“Residential radon exposure is estimated to be responsible for 16,200-22,700 lung cancer deaths according to the BEIR VI Report calculations. The diversity and consistency of the information from studies of residential radon exposure indicates that the weight of evidence for radon carcinogenicity is overwhelming.”

Jay H. Lubin, Ph.D. Senior Health Scientist, Biostatistics Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute of Bethesda, MD.

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Whether you want to just hand out information in local communities or represent your state, we have a membership and support that will suit your needs.  We even have a program for youth!  CR3 assists you with your efforts to bring about radon awareness. Membership is reasonable and the rewards are high!

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Premier Youth Ambassadors for Radon Reduction (PYA)


The Premier Youth Ambassadors for Radon Reduction program assists young adults from across the country that have a strong sense of civic responsibility and a commitment to their communities regarding radon gas testing, mitigation, and education. Their awareness of current and global issues regarding radon gas and lung cancer coupled with their strong interpersonal leadership skills will be the building blocks for future radon advocacy efforts. The program aims to promote mutual understanding, respect, and collaboration between people in the industry and health care fields. The program is open to young people ages 15 and up and adult leaders who will serve as mentors.


A resource for citizens who are looking for information about Lung Cancer, Environmental issues, Health concerns, Radon gas and other contaminants.

For more information:  https://clehr.info 

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12% of each sale will be donated to support CR3 radon advocacy, saving more lives from the dangers of radon.

Citizens for Radioactive Radon Reduction Inc.

618 Evansville Ave. Waterloo, IL 62298

618-830-4660 |  info@Citizens4RadonReduction.org

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