Free home radon test kits are available to residents of Potter, Tioga and Clinton counties, thanks to a $75,000 grant from the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection to the American Lung Association. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless and tasteless. It is second only to cigarette smoking as a cause of lung cancer. The only way to know the level of radon inside a building is to test for it. Nearly one in 15 homes nationwide has a high level of indoor radon, and in Pennsylvania the rates are even higher. Orders are being taken through a website, lunginfo.org/freeradonkit, while supplies last. More information is available from DEP at 717-783-3594.
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