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Asthma and Radon Workshop to be held in Birmingham, Alabama

Release Date: 01/19/2012
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

ATLANTA – Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Alabama Radon Education Program - Alabama Cooperative Extension System will present a community workshop on asthma and radon on January 24, 2012.

The workshop will include discussions on asthma and asthma triggers, such as secondhand smoke, pets, air pollution, cockroaches, and chemicals used in the home. Attendees will also learn about radon (the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States) and its current impact in the North Birmingham area. Participants will be given a radon detector and instructions on how to measure radon in their homes. The workshop is free and open to the public.

WHO: EPA, Jefferson County Department of Health, and the Alabama Radon Education Program - Alabama Cooperative Extension System

WHAT: Asthma and Radon Workshop

WHEN: January 24, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. CST (Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity Head Start/Early Head Start Calloway Center
3417 34th Terrace North

      Birmingham, AL


Community members interested in obtaining additional information are encouraged to contact Lonnie F. Pressley of the Jefferson County Department of Health at (205)930-1248.