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Radon Still a Danger

 
Radon Still a Danger
Posted Saturday, December 21st 2013 @ 7am

20 years ago, there were frequent news reports about the health dangers of radon being in your home. That information became less frequent over the years, but the Ross County Health Department is trying to bring it back to our attention.

Environmental Health Director Ben Avery says radon comes from the decay of Uranium in bedrock and sometimes ground water, which seeps out and can become trapped in basements. 

Avery says the biggest concerns is inhalation.  Health experts believe radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States - about 20,000 a year - and a simple home test kit can go along way from any of us getting ill if it is in our home.

The cheap home test kits are available from stores, but they are can also be mailed to you by the Ohio Department of Health. 

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