June 19, 2018
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Discounted training offered to support radon testing

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has partnered with Spruce Environmental Technologies to provide low-cost professional radon training courses as part of National Radon Action Month.

Radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas, is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers, according to the Surgeon General and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Registration for the classes continues through the end of the month. Classes will be held Feb. 8-10 at 100 Waterman Drive in South Portland and are funded in part by grants received from the EPA. A two-day class in residential radon measurement at a cost of $99 (regularly $299) and a one-day class in radon in water for $79 (regularly $185), provide the minimum training needed to register to conduct radon testing in Maine.

Home inspectors, contractors and real estate professionals can benefit from learning more about radon testing and how to reduce radon levels.

For more information, or for a list of trained and licensed radon professionals, visit maineradiationcontrol.org.

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