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Making a difference

The story of Gloria Linnertz and how CR3 was founded is best told by her own radon-related lung cancer story. She lost her husband to radon gas, and had since devoted her life to increasing radon awareness, education, and action to prevent future radon-induced lung cancer deaths.

Gloria’s husband, Joe, had been diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer and died six weeks later. Joe has always been taking care of his health: he exercised, kept a healthy diet, and didn’t smoke. But Joe and Gloria, like millions of others, hadn’t tested their home for radon. It turned out that for 18 years they had been unsuspectingly living with over 4 times the EPA action level of radon.

Gloria became the Founder and Director of The Citizens for Radioactive Radon Reduction. The organization is dedicated to reducing lung cancer due to radon gas. It takes action to increase radon awareness to make sure fewer people will learn about radon dangers the hard way.

Lives Changed by Radon Gas.

The Story of Gloria Linnertz, Founder