NJ DEP Urges Radon Testing In Homes During Radon Action Month

TRENTON– Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas — one that might enter your home without your knowledge and which could cause cancer. During January, which is National Radon Action Month, the Department of Environmental Protection is encouraging all homeowners in New Jersey to check for radon exposure via a simple test.

Winter Storms Slam Blood Collection

STATE – New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of the New York Blood Center (NYBC) is calling upon the communities it serves, to please donate whole blood and platelets in the next few days, since major blood drives were cancelled due to yesterday’s snow storm and last week’s blizzard leaving blood supplies low in area hospitals.

Area Residents Enjoy The Snow

UNION COUNTY — Three long-time friends, Robin Straus, left, of Maplewood, Cathy McDonough, center, of West Orange, and Lisa Winkler of Summit took advantage of the recent snow storm to do some cross-country skiing in Union County’s Watchung Reservation.

Edison Announces Family Snow Tubing Trip

EDISON – The Edison Recreation Department will organize a family snow tubing trip for Edison residents to Camelback Mountain, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Feb. 19. The trip will depart at 8 a.m. from the Stelton Community Center, 328 Plainfield Avenue, and will return at approximately 5 p.m.


Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that organic tobacco production is booming in the U.S.? And are cigarettes made from organic tobacco any healthier for smokers? — Nanci R., Petaluma, CA