by Ted Cushman The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is redoubling its efforts to convince Americans of the danger of radon in homes. Describing radon as "one of the most serious environmental health threats people face today," a recent EPA mailing advised all homeowners to test for radon, and to "fix your home" (at an average cost of $1,200) if radon levels above 4 picocuries/liter of air are detected. The EPA estimates that one of every 15 homes needs fixing. But new EPA-sponsored legislation on radon has died in the U.S. Senate, blocked by Senator Bennett Johnston (DLa.), the outgoing chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. At committee hearings in July on a bill to reauthorize the Radon Abatement Act of 1988, Johnston criticized