PRINTER'S NO. 4
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
8
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY READSHAW, SAYLOR, DeLUCA, HENNESSEY, SCHLOSSBERG,
HILL-EVANS, BIZZARRO, SCHMITT, SCHLEGEL CULVER, McNEILL,
BURNS, STAATS, FREEMAN, MACKENZIE, NEILSON, SIMMONS, RYAN,
DiGIROLAMO, STURLA, PASHINSKI, KORTZ, CONKLIN, CALTAGIRONE
AND DEASY, JANUARY 11, 2019
INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
JANUARY 11, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Recognizing the month of January 2019 as "Radon Action Month" in
Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, The United States Surgeon General and a consortium
of health agencies throughout the United States have joined
forces to promote awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer
for nonsmokers; and
WHEREAS, The American Lung Association, the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute
all agree that radon is a national health problem and encourage
radon testing of housing during an awareness drive this January;
and
WHEREAS, Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible and
odorless radioactive gas not isolated to certain geographical
areas or housing types, and radon problems have been detected in
homes in every county in the United States; and
WHEREAS, One in fifteen American homes contains high levels
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of radon, exposing millions of Americans to this dangerous gas;
and
WHEREAS, If a home has not been tested for radon in the past
two years, the Surgeon General and the Environmental Protection
Agency urge household residents to locate a qualified radon test
kit or a qualified radon testing company and test their
residence for radon; and
WHEREAS, The month of January 2019 has been targeted as
"Radon Action Month" nationally, and educational information
about radon may be obtained at www.RadonWeek.org; therefore be
it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize the
month of January 2019 as "Radon Action Month" in Pennsylvania.
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