January is National Radon Action Month and health departments all across the state are encouraging you to get yourself tested.
Radon is a tasteless, odorless, colorless radio-active gas, that's usually found in soil and rock. It can seep into homes through gaps and cracks in the foundation and insulation. It's also the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, resulting in more than 21,000 new lung cancers each year.
Measuring the radon levels in households can significantly reduce the risk of lung cancer for families. Testing for radon is easy and inexpensive, and homes with elevated levels can be fixed.
Starting on January 28th and lasting through February 1st District Health Department #4 offices will be giving out one free Radon Charcoal test kit per household.
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