National Radon Action Month
January is National Radon Action Month. 21,000 people die annually from breathing radon. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer next to smoking and the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Test your home for radon today. Testing is easy and you may pick up your test kit at the Talladega County Extension Office for $7.00. This includes the test, data sheet and a free mail in postage box for the test kit.
About Talladega County
Talladega County was created in 1892 from land ceded by the Creek Indians near the state's geographic center. The county seat was established at Talladega in 1834.
The county's population is more than 81,000, with 32 percent black, 65.7 percent white and 2.3 percent hispanics and other. Most residents over age 25 have completed 11 years of schooling. Talladega County has eight elementary schools, three middle schools, eight high schools, one two-year colleges and one four-year college.
Tourist attractions include Talladega Super Speedway, the biggest motorsports track in the world, portions of Mt. Cheaha State Park and Desoto Caverns.
Principal agricultural products in Talladega County include cotton, soybeans and corn. Major companies include U.S. Alliance, Honda Manufacturing and Pursell Industries.
The Extension office has four full-time employees. Active programs include Master Gardener, Human Nutrition Diet & Healthy, Nutrition Education, Community Resource Development and the 4-H Program.