The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is excited to announce the 2023 Radon Poster Contest for students. Students ages 9-14 years old as of November 30 are encouraged to combine science and art by creating an educational poster that shows the physical aspects of radon, the harmful effects of indoor radon gas, or the importance of testing for radon in the home.
The U.S. Surgeon General lists radon exposure as the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that enters homes through cracks in the foundation, becoming part of the air indoors. It’s estimated that 40 percent of homes in Pennsylvania have elevated levels of radon and conducting a simple radon test is the only way to detect the amount of radon present.
For additional information and submission forms for the 2023 Radon Poster Contest, please go to www.dep.pa.gov/Business/RadiationProtection/RadonDivision/Pages/Radon-School-Poster-Contest.aspx
DEP will submit Pennsylvania’s first-place poster to the 2023 National Radon Poster Contest, sponsored by the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors.
Please help us spread awareness by educating the children in your care this year! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.