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October 26, 2012

A.M. UPDATE: Cherokees offer radon safety course

— TAHLEQUAH — The Cherokee Nation is offering a free training session over radon safety in Cherokee County from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 14 at the tribe’s Environmental Programs office, 208 E. Allen Rd. in Tahlequah.

Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible, odorless and tasteless gas that can reach harmful levels when trapped in homes.  It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into buildings through pathways, floors and walls.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, radon is responsible for more than 20,000 deaths each year. The radioactive gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.

“Since Cherokee County is one of the most at risk counties in Oklahoma for high radon levels, participants will learn what radon is and how it  enters their homes,” Cherokee Nation Environmental Specialist Shaun West said in a media release. “They will also learn its health effects and methods to reduce radon levels.”

Anyone residing in Cherokee Nation’s jurisdiction who would like to attend the training session can reserve a seat by contacting Karen Dye at (918) 453-5109 or karen-dye@cherokee.org. Participants will also be provided with home radon test kits to use after the seminar.

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