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January 12, 2022 - Harrisburg, PA

DEP and Second Lady Encourage Pennsylvanians to Test Their Homes for Radon During National Radon Action Month

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Executive Deputy Secretary Ramez Ziadeh and Pennsylvania Second Lady Gisele Fetterman today encouraged Pennsylvanians to test their homes for radon as part of National Radon Action Month.

Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible radioactive gas that enters homes from the ground and, with long term exposure, is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking.

"High levels of radon have been found in every county in Pennsylvania. Since you can't see or smell radon, doing a simple test is the only way to find out if you're breathing in high levels and take action to keep your home a healthy place," said Executive Deputy Secretary Ziadeh.



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20375_DEP_Radon_Action_NK_001.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Environmental Protections Executive Deputy Secretary for Programs Ramez Ziadeh, P.E. holds up a radon testing canister during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to test their homes for radon as part of National Radon Action Month, inside the Capitol Media Center on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20375_DEP_Radon_Action_NK_002.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Artwork by Samantha Strope, 8th grader at Pleasant Hills Middle School, first place winner of 2021 DEP student radon poster contest, is pictured during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to test their homes for radon as part of National Radon Action Month, inside the Capitol Media Center on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20375_DEP_Radon_Action_NK_003.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Artwork by Elizabeth Bailey, 8th grader at Dingman Delaware Middle School, second place winner of 2021 DEP student radon poster contest, is pictured during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to test their homes for radon as part of National Radon Action Month, inside the Capitol Media Center on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20375_DEP_Radon_Action_NK_004.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Artwork by Keyley Lubinsky, 6th grader at Saint Clair Area School District, third place winner of 2021 DEP student radon poster contest, is pictured during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to test their homes for radon as part of National Radon Action Month, inside the Capitol Media Center on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20375_DEP_Radon_Action_NK_005.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Environmental Protections Executive Deputy Secretary for Programs Ramez Ziadeh, P.E. speaks during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to test their homes for radon as part of National Radon Action Month, inside the Capitol Media Center on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20375_DEP_Radon_Action_NK_006.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Second Lady Gisele Fetterman speaks during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to test their homes for radon as part of National Radon Action Month, inside the Capitol Media Center on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20375_DEP_Radon_Action_NK_007.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>A radon canister is pictured during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to test their homes for radon as part of National Radon Action Month, inside the Capitol Media Center on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20375_DEP_Radon_Action_NK_008.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Environmental Protections Executive Deputy Secretary for Programs Ramez Ziadeh, P.E. speaks during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to test their homes for radon as part of National Radon Action Month, inside the Capitol Media Center on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20375_DEP_Radon_Action_NK_009.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Second Lady Gisele Fetterman speaks during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to test their homes for radon as part of National Radon Action Month, inside the Capitol Media Center on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20375_DEP_Radon_Action_NK_010.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>A radon canister is pictured during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to test their homes for radon as part of National Radon Action Month, inside the Capitol Media Center on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20375_DEP_Radon_Action_NK_011.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Environmental Protections Executive Deputy Secretary for Programs Ramez Ziadeh, P.E. speaks during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to test their homes for radon as part of National Radon Action Month, inside the Capitol Media Center on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20375_DEP_Radon_Action_NK_012.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Environmental Protections Executive Deputy Secretary for Programs Ramez Ziadeh, P.E. speaks during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to test their homes for radon as part of National Radon Action Month, inside the Capitol Media Center on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20375_DEP_Radon_Action_NK_013.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The top three winners of the 2021 DEP student radon poster contest are pictured during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to test their homes for radon as part of National Radon Action Month, inside the Capitol Media Center on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.