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Enter the NH Radon First Annual Program Poster Contest
The NH Radon Program is hosting a radon poster contest for New Hampshire students in grades 5-8! This contest is designed to raise awareness for radon testing and to inform people of the danger of radon in their homes. Contest winners and their teachers will receive CASH AWARDS. The artwork from the winners and honorable mentions will be made into a calendar and provided to participating classes. Entries DUE December 3, 2021

Eligibility Requirements:
Children in grades 5-8 can participate in one of two categories. Category 1: Grades 5-6 and Category 2: Grades 7-8.

Poster Topics — Choose from the Following Five Topics:

  1. What is radon?
  2. Where does radon come from?
  3. How does radon get into our homes?
  4. Radon can cause lung cancer.
  5. Test your home for radon.

Submission Form:

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The mission of the New Hampshire Radon Program is to help all people in New Hampshire understand the health impacts of radon.

New Hampshire is well known as the “Granite State”. This granite, in addition to our soil, contains small amounts of uranium. The uranium naturally breaks down and forms radon gas that we can breathe. Unfortunately, radon has no color, taste or smell to let you know you are breathing it. The only way to know if you have radon in your home is to test for it. As radon is a gas it can enter your home, school or work place and become part of the air we all breathe.

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There is more than one way radon can enter into your home, school or workplace. It can enter through the foundation, or for those with private wells, through sinks, showers, and toilets.

Breathing radon gas can harm your lungs. Over a long period of time, this will raise the risk of lung cancer. It is important to remember that there is no safe level of radon but there is a way to reduce radon in your home.

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