Radon Test Kits
ERIE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
The Erie County Health Department continues to offer free radon test kits to homeowners. Radon is an odorless radioactive gas that is present in the soil. It can get into your home through small cracks in the foundation or through the sump pump. Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer next to cigarette smoking, and the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. The only way to know if your home has radon gas is to test for it. Now is the ideal time for testing your home, as testing requires closed building conditions.
For more information on radon or to request a free radon test kit, visit the Erie County Health Department’s website: http://eriecohealthohio.org/radon.html.