Free radon test kits are available at District Health Department No. 10 during the month of January in observance of National Radon Action Month. Radon is a cancer-causing gas that you can’t see, smell, or taste. According to the American Lung Association, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of the uranium found in nearly all types of soils. It typically moves up from the ground and into homes through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Homes may then trap the radon inside, where it can build up.