Radon testing offered in Central Oregon

Service provided in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties

Published May 8, 2014 at 12:01AM

Radon testing offered locally

Clean Energy Works has added radon testing and mitigation to the services it offers Oregon homeowners.

The Portland-based nonprofit has been providing energy upgrades to eligible homeowners in select Oregon counties since 2009, according to a news release. It provides a free home-energy assessment, connects homeowners with approved contractors to make upgrades and helps with financing. The agency offers services to those who own and occupy single-family homes built before 1993 in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties.

For its radon testing, Clean Energy Works provides a test kit and will have an adviser discuss the results.

Radon, an invisible, odorless and tasteless naturally occurring gas, is the second-leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which also has information about radon testing.

— Bulletin staff report