Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that forms when naturally occurring uranium decays. Radon gas is commonly found in rocks and soil, and it enters homes through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Prolonged exposure to radon levels above 4 picocuries per liter of air significantly increases the risk of lung cancer, even for nonsmokers. The USEPA considers radon the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States overall, and it is the leading cause among non-smokers.
The only way to find out if you have elevated radon levels in your home is to conduct a simple test.
Franklin County Public Health has a limited supply of short term radon test kits available to residents of Franklin County. Click here to order your free short term radon test kit.
If you have questions or concerns please contact Mike Lopinsky at (614) 525-3859 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The results are used in aggregate format by the University of Toledo, who continually tracks radon levels in the State of Ohio. The information collected on the questionnaire or your results are not shared with any outside parties.