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Radon Gas testing workshops available

BY: Metro Source Staff | December 27, 2012

SOUTH BUFFALO - The Neighborhood Housing Services of South Buffalo, Inc. is offering free Radon Gas testing workshops to residents of the area.

Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas formed during the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. Radon exits the ground and can seep into your home through cracks and holes in your foundation.

Radon is considered a health hazard due to its radioactivity. It is a carcinogen that can cause lung cancer and is potentially deadly.

It is found in the Western New York area in unusually high levels due to the amount of shale and other substances in our area.

The EPA recommends testing in all homes.

Fortunately, testing for radon gas is quick and easy. Special event workshops are being held at the Neighborhood Housing Services of South Buffalo office located at 1937 South Park Ave on Jan 12 and Feb 15, 2013.

The workshops start at 1 p.m. each day, and will be presented by Environment Education Specialist Frank Scarpinato from Erie County Department of Environment and Planning.

These special event workshops will address housing concerns and examine mitigation techniques to reduce the presence of radon gas in your home.

There will be a question and answer session at the end of each workshop to address questions and concerns of area residents.

The New Year is the perfect time to improve your health and well being.

The Radon Gas testing workshops offered by NHS of South Buffalo are a wonderful opportunity to assess and improve the condition of your home.

To register for one of the free workshops on Jan 12 or Feb 15 and to get your free radon gas test kit contact the Neighborhood Housing Services at 823-3630.

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