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TRPA radon event rescheduled

About 39 percent of homes tested in Douglas County found radon concentrations at or above the EPA action level.

Free radon test kits and an educational presentation about radon will take place at 6 p.m. March 2 at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) offices in Stateline.

Distribution of the kits and the presentation, offered by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's Radon Education Program, were initially planned for late January. However, severe weather postponed the event.

Free radon test kits will be available for Nevada residents and test kits can be purchased at low-cost for out-of-state residents.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless and tasteless. It comes from the ground and can accumulate in homes, raising the risk of lung cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 21,000 Americans die each year from radon-caused lung cancer, killing more people than secondhand smoke, drunk driving, falls in the home, drowning and house fires.

The TRPA office is located at 128 Market St.

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