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Radon Test Kit

January is National Radon Action Month, and Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program is offering educational presentations at various locations.

Free test kits will also be available at the presentations.

Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless and tasteless. It comes from the ground and can accumulate in homes, raising the risk of lung cancer.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates 21,000 Americans die each year from radon-caused lung cancer, killing more people than secondhand smoke, drunk driving, falls in the home, drowning or house fires.

Schedule meeting locations, dates and times are listed on the website.