For Immediate Release
January 22, 2008

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

MEDIA ADVISORY: KDHE Secretary to Recognize McCarter Elementary School Students for Radon Action Month Artwork

Roderick L. Bremby, Secretary of KDHE, will recognize three students for their winning entries in the National Radon Poster Contest at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 25 at McCarter Elementary School, 5512 S.W. 16 th St., in Topeka.

The National Safety Council organizes the contest each year. KDHE Bureau of Air and Radiation staff members judge the Kansas entries and select three posters as the state winners. The top three posters in the state go on to represent Kansas in the national poster contest.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can emanate from soil and become a health hazard when concentrated inside a home, school, business or other structure. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and the first leading cause of lung cancer in people who have never smoked.