What is radon gas?
Radon is an invisible, odorless and tasteless gas. It's a naturally occurring gas due to the breakdown of uranium in soils, rocks and water.
How does it get into my home?
Radon can enter your home from surrounding soils through cracks and other holes in your home's foundation. Radon is then trapped within the home and testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk of exposure.
Will radon gas make me sick?
There are no short-term health effects associated with radon, however according to the Environmental Protection Agency and Surgeon General, prolonged exposures to high concentrations over time may attribute to lung cancer. Thus, exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.
How do I test for radon gas?
Testing is as simple as opening a package, placing a radon detector in your home in an appropriate area and after the recommended number of days, sealing the detector back in the package and mailing it to the lab for analysis. Please contact one of our Environmental Sanitarians at (812) 349-2882 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a free radon test kit (when available). T
est kits can also be purchased at your local hardware store or from a licensed radon tester.
Indiana State Department of Health Radon Information and Certification
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