First Event!

Custom t-shirts provided by Ticker-Tees (

Hello everyone! If you didn’t know, we had a booth at the Pine-Richland football game last night. It is an honor to be a part of this community that is not only built upon strangers becoming friends, but friends becoming family. Unfortunately, our PR Rams lost against Central Catholic. However, it was amazing to see all the families back in the stadium for the first time in 2 years!

We would like to thank Pine-Richland Highschool for the prominent setup as well as all the people who listened to our message. Our goal, as always, is to raise awareness of radon in homes and to help families in need; this couldn’t have been achieved if it weren’t for our amazing community, which we are eternally grateful for.

In addition to our first event, we would like to do a special shout-out to T-shirt Tim. Tim has created our RnFree Custom T-shirts and has done an excellent job! The t-shirts are super comfy, and we encourage you to check Ticker-Tees out!

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What is Radon?

Radon is a colorless, odorless, and radioactive gas. It’s present in the atmosphere through natural causes but is trapped indoors (typically at the lower levels), meaning that people can be exposed to high concentrations of radon gas and never notice it. Fortunately, radon exposure in homes can be prevented with cost-effective techniques via the test kits we offer. However, unkempt areas are more likely to have radon gas seep into its foundation, leading to a high risk of radon poisoning, which can mature into cancer between 5-25 years.

Ways Radon Can Enter the Home. The image shows the inside of a home — bathroom, living room, kitchen, and basement. Red arrows show radon entry pathways. Radon sources include radon gas from soil and radon in well water. Radon can enter a home through a sump pump pit, floor-wall joints, floor cracks, and exposed soil in a crawlspace. Radon gas entering at the lowest level of the home can move to other areas. Radon from well water can enter a home through water taps, showers, dishwashers, and washers.

Radon in the Home |

To take this into perspective, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, second only to smoking. The US EPA estimates that radon-related cancer kills 21,000 people each year in the United States; rates in other countries are even higher due to a lack of regulations. At RnFree, we aim to lower the number of radon-related deaths in the United States as well as other countries with poor infrastructure and little regulations.

To learn more about radon exposure, and how our organization is combating the threat, check out Our Mission; be safe, ask for a kit at I Need A Test Kit


Launching in 3, 2, 1!

Greetings! Our team at RnFree is happy to announce that we’re officially launching! Now, you may ask yourself, what is RnFree and what does RnFree provide? 

RnFree is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of radon poisoning in homes. In addition, RnFree distributes free radon testing kits for families concerned about radon exposure.

The President of RnFree, David Trent, created this charity along with the co-founders in part to honor his mother, Helena Trent. She passed away at the age of 47 from aggressive lung cancer, and had no known risk factors. In many such cases, Radon is suspected as a potential cause.  Helena was an amazing woman, mother, and friend to many. If you would like to learn more about her go to Our Inspiration.

RnFree is 100% student-run, so please consider becoming a volunteer or donating to this meaningful cause. Our mission at RnFree is to minimize the impact of radon, so that families and friends can stay together and make more memories. 

Thank you for your consideration, and explore this website to find more information!


Learn about Risk From Radon

From the US EPA

You can’t see, smell or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year. In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools and other buildings for radon.

Exposure to radon is a preventable health risk and testing radon levels in your home can help prevent unnecessary exposure. If a high radon level is detected in your home, you can take steps to fix the problem to protect yourself and your family.


Radon Awareness Month! (2021)


In recognition of Radon Action Month, CDC will sponsor its first Radon Awareness Week January 25th – 29th, 2021.  The week’s theme Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Radon focuses on the need to increase the public’s awareness about radon as a potential public health concern.

CDC’s Radiation Studies Program, in collaboration with CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Program and Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, will highlight messages on understanding what radon is, the importance of testing homes to determine if there is a high level of radon, and steps to take to reduce radon levels in homes.