January 2012 is Radon Awareness Month and the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) encourages all DC residents to test their homes for radon.
The U.S. EPA estimates 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the
U.S. are radon-related. Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of
lung cancer after smoking. DDOE’s Radon program has free radon test kits
for District residents.
To receive a free test kit, call the District’s
Radon Hotline at 202.535.2302 or request one via email at
District Department of the Environment http://ddoe.dc.gov/radon
1200 First Street, NE 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002