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Boston Blazer Paul Dawson Donates Hair, Wears Radon Tee
Radon, the number one cause of lung cancer deaths in nonsmokers, kills more than 21,000 people in the U.S. each year. The Radon Tee campaign publicizes the need for all homeowners to test their homes for radon and fix it if the radon level is high.
In support of CanSAR, the Massachusetts Radon Tee team captain, David Naggar, Director of Marketing for Spruce Envionmental Technologies of Ward Hill, Mass., and other members of the team are taking the Radon Tee on a radon public awareness tour in Massachusetts.
Recently, Naggar took the Tee to Boston, where Boston Blazers professional indoor lacrosse player Paul Dawson posed with the Radon Tee after shedding his long hair in support of the fight against cancer. His hair was donated to Locks of Love via Friends Place, the patient consultation center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dawson, Blazer teammates, Sparks dancers and Scorch, the Blazers’ mascot, posed for photos with the Radon Tee to help promote radon awareness. Photos from the Radon Tee tour will be added to the social media campaign at www.facebook.com/
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 participate in the Radon Tee’s World Trek, go to www.cansar.org.
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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).