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Classes to Educate Albuquerque Community about Radon Gas
Santa Fe, NM, January 20, 2006 — Santa Fe Community College will offer three classes at the
University of New Mexico Conference Center in February designed to educate Albuquerque-area
homeowners, builders and real estate professionals about radon. Radon is an odorless, tasteless and
invisible gas. Prolonged exposure to the gas can increase the potential for lung cancer.
The free class “Home Owner’s Guide to Radon” will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27.
Participants in the class will learn how to test for radon in their homes and what to do if they discover a
radon problem. Those who pre-register by Feb. 23 will receive a free radon test kit.
Simple, cost-effective techniques to reduce the levels of radon in new homes will be presented in “Radon-
Resistant New Construction,” held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27. “Radon in Real
Estate” will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, to teach real estate professionals
how to address the issue of radon in homes without incurring unnecessary liabilities. The $25-per-class
fee includes a continental breakfast.
The New Mexico Real Estate Commission, the National Radon Safety Board and the National
Environmental Health Association approve “Radon-Resistant New Construction” and “Radon in Real
Estate” for four hours of education credit. The American Society of Home Inspectors approves the classes
for two membership renewal credits.
All classes will be held in Room C at the UNM Conference Center, 1634 University Blvd. NE in
Albuquerque. The classes are part of SFCC's Indoor Radon Series and are sponsored by the New Mexico
Environment Department’s Indoor Radon Program. Enrollment is limited; call (505) 428-1414 or (505)
428-1388 to register.
About Santa Fe Community College
Santa Fe Community College serves more than 14,500 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult
basic education programs. The college offers academic, career and personal-enrichment programs and
services to meet the needs of business, government and the region’s diverse population. For further
information, visit www.sfccnm.edu or call (505) 428-1000.