Smoking and radon are the leading causes of lung cancer. Radon and smoking risks don’t add up. They multiply.
Unless you test for it, there is no way of knowing if radon is present in your home.
One in seven Vermont homes has elevated levels of radon. If you smoke and your home has high levels of radon, your risk of getting lung cancer is especially high. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates 86% of radon-related lung cancer deaths occur among current or former smokers. Lung cancer due to smoking and radon can be prevented.
Learn more about Radon and Smoking Risks.
Use the Radon, Smoking and Lung Cancer Data Explorer to find out more about radon, smoking, and lung cancer risks and rates in your community.
Radon Risk in Your Town
You can see the results of radon tests in your town or how the bedrock geology of Vermont relates to radon risk. View the Radon Risk in Vermont maps
Reduce the Risk of Lung Cancer for You and Your Family
- Calling 800-439-8550 (toll-free in Vermont)
- Emailing [email protected]
You can purchase long-, medium- and short-term radon test kits from the Health Department Lab. Call 802-338-4736 or 800-660-9997 (toll-free in Vermont) or fill out an online form. For short-term tests, The EPA recommends using two testing devices, placed side-by-side. See the EPA’s Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon for more information.
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