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105 STAT. 624 PUBLIC LAW 102-128—OCT. 10, 1991 Public Law 102-128 102d Congress Joint Resolution Oct. 10, 1991 To designate the week of October 13, 1991, through October 19, 1991, as "National [S.J. Res. 132] Radon Action Week". Whereas exposure to radon poses a serious threat to the health of the people of this Nation; Whereas the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that lung cancer attributable to radon exposure causes approximately 20,000 deaths a year in the United States; Whereas the United States has set a long-term national goal of making the air inside buildings as free of radon as the ambient air; Whereas excessively high levels of radon in homes and schools can be reduced successfully and economically with appropriate treatment; Whereas only about 2 percent of the homes in this Nation have been tested for radon levels; Whereas the people of this Nation should be educated about the dangers of exposure to radon; and Whereas people should be encouraged to conduct tests for radon in their homes and schools and to make the repairs required to reduce excessive radon levels: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the week of October 13, 1991, through October 19, 1991, is designated as "National Radon Action Week", and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe that week with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Approved October 10, 1991. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 132: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 137 (1991): June 26, considered and passed Senate. Oct. 2, considered and passed House.