The Lung Association – $1,000 (Seed Grant)
Radon Awareness Program
This grant will support an education and awareness program on the dangers of radon gas and encourage residents to test their homes and businesses. Caused by the breakdown of uranium in the soil, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. More people die from radon gas in this country than from car accidents. And yet, 96% of us still don’t test for it. This grant will fund the purchase of a radon gas testing kit that citizens can sign out from the library to test radon gas levels in their home. Burlington Foundation is facilitating an introduction between The Lung Association and the Burlington Public Library to explore partnering for this campaign.