Homeowners asked to retest for radon after earthquake
Alaskan homeowners are being asked to retest their homes for radon after the earthquake.
"The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service is reminding the public that seismic activity and shifting ground may affect radon levels in your home," officials said in a press release on Tuesday. "Homeowners should retest for radon after major earthquakes or floods, even if their homes have been tested before."
According to the American Cancer Society, radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.
For more information on how to get a test kit, contact the Alaska Radon Hotline at 1-800-478-8324.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story cited UAF's release stating radon is the second leading cause of cancer after smoking. According to the American Cancer Society, radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer, not of cancer as a whole.
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