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What is Radon?


Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas produced by the natural decay of uranium and radium in the soil. Exposure to elevated radon levels increases the risk of developing lung cancer. The EPA estimates that 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States are due to radon, making it the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.

 

For more information or to order a Radon Test kit for your home, visit: the American Lung Association of Upper Midwest (ALAUM) http://healthhouse.org/radon/in_radon.cfm

The Ripley County Health Department has a limited supply of free Radon kits being offered on a first come, first serve basis. To find out how to receive a free test kit call 812-689-5751

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