Free Radon Test Kits Offered In Jefferson County

Free Radon Test Kits Offered In Jefferson County

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Jefferson County Public Health is giving out free radon testing kits after high levels have been detected in the county.

It's all in an effort to prevent the health risks from radon gas that can seep into homes from the ground.

Radon can cause lung cancer, and because January is National Radon Action Month, Jefferson County Public Health is handing out the kits.

"It can go into your house in the smallest crack, and sometimes in drains, it can also be in your water. All they do is simply peel off the label, you set it about over 20 inches off the ground in your lowest livable level of your home. And then you leave it there anywhere from two to eight days and then mail it back in," said Faith Lustik, public health planner.

Lustik says one in four homes in Jefferson County will test positive for radon gas.

Kits can be picked up at the public health clinic on Meade Street Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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