2013-02-28 / Columns
Be smart—and Proactive—about Radon
Radon causes over 21,000 lung cancer deaths a year in the U.S. and contributes to the high lung cancer death rate in Putnam County. Rates are higher in Putnam when compared to both the Hudson Valley region and New York State overall. Putnam, in fact, is one of the counties in New York State considered a “high-risk radon zone” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).