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.
Request a FREE Radon Test Kit
Franklin County Public Health has had such a great response that we are currently out of free test kits. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have more kits available in the near future. Please check this page often for any updates. If you are interested in testing your home now, test kits are available for purchase at your local hardware store. If you have questions about the radon test kits, please call at (937) 642-2053.
If you have any other questions or concerns about radon, please contact Mike Lopinsky at (614) 525-3859.
USEPA has established 4 picocuries / liter of air as the “Action Level” for radon in a home.
Radon is a radioactive gas that is naturally occurring in the soil and bedrock. It enters the home (usually the basement or slab) through cracks, holes, and other openings.
Currently, no law requires a homeowner to mitigate the radon. However, if you sell your home in the future, you must disclose that a radon test was conducted, and what level of radon was detected. If you choose to have radon mitigation done, visit the State of Ohio's website and click on "Find a Licensed Radon Contractor in Your Area" on the left side of the page.