Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It is colorless, odorless and tasteless, and it is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after cigarette smoking, according to a news release.
If exposed to 4 pCi/L of radon over a lifetime, 7 per 1,000 of those who never smoked would develop lung cancer versus 62 per 1,000 smokers.
The only way to know the level of radon inside your home is to test for it, so the U.S. Surgeon General and the American Lung Association recommend that all homes be tested for radon.
All you need to do is ask your local authorities for a free radon test kit - usually at the state and county levels and sometimes your city or town. A good place to start is your county health department.
Read A Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction: How to Fix Your Home
Read "A Citizen's Guide To Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon
Here is are some tests I found by Googling "Free Radon Test Kit"
• FREE Radon Test Kit for Missouri
• Free Radon Test for Vermont
• Free Radon Test for Tennessee
• Free Radon Test for Texas
• Free Radon Test for Pennsylvania
• Free Radon Test for Missouri
• Free Radon Test Kit For New Hampshire
• Free Radon Test Kit for DC
• Free Radon Test Kit for Kentucky
The Kentucky State Radon program offers free radon test kits if there is not a county radon program, call (502) 564-4856 and request a kit from the state radon program or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
To order a free radon detection kit from the American Lung Association in North Dakota, send a request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1.800.LUNG.USA.
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- This was posted by Catherine on April 17, 2012 -
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