EPA may reduce funding towards radon abatement


Radon detector. Photo by megankhines, Flickr.

The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to cut funding towards reducing our nation’s radon risk.

Under the proposed budget, the EPA would cut about $2 million from its radon program and eliminate all state grants.

Radon is a major issue in our state, as Iowa has the highest concentration of radon in the nation.

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. The EPA estimates that 21,000 Americans die each year from radon exposure.

Read an article from The Sacramento Bee about the reduction in radon funding here.

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