In recognition of National Radon Action Month, the District Health Department No. 10 is giving away free radon test kits all month long to help you determine if radon is present in your home.
National Radon Action Month aims to bring about awareness of how to prevent exposure to this dangerous gas. Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas released from rocks, soil, and water. As homes settle, foundations crack, and radon levels change, radon can unknowingly seep inside. If this continues, the long-term effects of breathing in radon could be the development of lung cancer later in life.