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Learn how to fix your home with this do-it-yourself mitigation book:

"Protecting Your Home From Radon A Step-by-Step Manual for Radon Reduction"

Second Edition, D.L. Kladder with Dr. J.F. Burkhart and S.R. Jelinek

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that has no odor, color or taste and is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. Uranium is found in all soils and in higher concentrations in granite, shale and phosphates. As it decays into radon gas, radon moves through the soil into the atmosphere, where it is harmlessly dispersed in outdoor air or can enter buildings through foundation openings and become trapped inside. When it enters a building, it can accumulate and present a health concern for occupants. Buildings other than homes can also have radon concerns (such as commercial buildings, schools, apartments, etc.).

Next to smoking, scientists believe that radon is associated with more lung cancer deaths than any other carcinogen. Since you can't see or smell radon, special equipment is needed to detect its presence. Do-it-yourself test kits are relatively inexpensive and easy to use. They can be purchased and used by homeowners without outside assistance. Other types of test equipment are more technical and expensive and should only be used by specially trained people.

How do I purchase the do-it-yourself mitigation book?

Under "Ticket Information," click "Order Now." You will receive a ticket in the mail as confirmation of your purchase. Your mitigation manual will arrive in a separate package. American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa cards are accepted for payment. Only one manual per purchase allowed.

Why does the site say "Ticket Information" and "Event Details" when I'm not interested in a ticket to an event?

No need for concern! You are NOT buying tickets to an event. The Nevada Radon Education Program utilizes Eventbrite's hosting site to sell the do-it-yourself mitigation books. You will receive a ticket in the mail as confirmation of your purchase. The book will follow in separate package.

Why do the books cost more online for out-of-state residents?

The Nevada Radon Education Program sells the mitigation manual online to Non-Nevada residents for $25 plus shipping and an online handling fee. Unfortunately, shipping costs more for out-of-state residents than Nevada residents. Call the Radon Hotline at 1-888-RADON10 (888-723-6610) for more information.

What if I prefer to pay for a do-it-yourself mitigation book via snail mail and a check?

These manuals may be purchased by mailing a coupon and check to our office. Visit http://www.unce.unr.edu/programs/sites/radon/files/pdf/BookCouponKladderNonNevadan.pdf, print out a coupon and mail a check and coupon to the address provided.

How do I learn more about Radon?

Visit www.RadonNV.com or call the Radon Hotline at 1-888-RADON10 (888-723-6610) for more information.

The Nevada Radon Education Program

The Nevada Radon Education Program (NREP), supported by the EPA and Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, was instituted in 2007 to educate the citizens of Nevada about the radon health risk.

NREP's goals are to educate Nevadans about the health risks of radon, encourage homeowners to test their homes for radon, fix radon problems, build new homes with radon-resistant new home construction techniques (RRNC) and test for radon when buying real estate. NREP offers literature, educational programs and radon test kits in most county Extension offices across the state.

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