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Radon Tee Brings Radon Awareness to Massachusetts
Worldwide campaign seeks to reduce lung cancer deaths by encouraging homeowners to test their homes for radon, the number one cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers.
In support of CanSAR, David Naggar, Director of Marketing for Spruce Envionmental Technologies, volunteered to captain the team that is taking the Radon Tee on a radon public awareness tour in Massachusetts. From Massachusetts, the Radon Tee will be traveling to North Carolina and beyond. Photos from the tour will be added to the social media campaign at http://www.facebook.com/
The Radon Tee’s Massachusetts visit was kicked off June 9-11, 2010, at an annual meeting and continuing education conference hosted by the New England Chapter of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (NE AARST). NE AARST is dedicated to serving the educational and business needs of New England radon professionals and to saving lives by protecting the public through the promotion of radon awareness and radon testing and mitigation by qualified professionals. For more information about NE AARST, go to http://www.neaarst.org.
Radon, an odorless, invisible, tasteless, radioactive gas can be present in any home. Massachusetts – and most of New England – is at higher risk for elevated radon levels than the national average. In fact, a Massachusetts DEP study of homes in Essex County reported that more than one-third of homes tested had radon levels higher than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recommended action level of 4.0 pCi/L. The EPA estimates that more than 700 Massachusetts residents die each year from radon-induced lung cancer.
The Radon Tee message is clear: Reduce Radon. Save Lives.
For more information on CanSAR and how to get participate in the Radon Tee’s World Trek, go to http://www.cansar.org.
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About Spruce Environmental Technologies, Inc.:
Spruce Environmental Technologies, Inc., an Energy Star Partner, was founded more than 20 years ago with the purpose of making indoor air safer. Spruce is the parent company of RadonAway, the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of radon mitigation fans and supplies; AccuStar Labs, which manufactures and analyzes radon test devices in certified laboratories in Medway, MA and Lebanon, PA; and HomeAire, a manufacturer and distributor of indoor air quality products. Spruce is committed to saving lives through creating a healthier indoor environment and through radon awareness, testing and mitigation; it is a founder of CanSAR and long-time member and supporter of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST).