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Radon test kits available in Lafayette County
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DARLINGTON - Free Radon Test Kits are available at the Lafayette County Health Department, as part of National Radon Action Month.

The Environmental Protection Agency designated January as National Radon Action Month. Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas.

Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. It can get into any type of building - homes, offices, and schools - and result in a high indoor radon level. You and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at home, where you spend most of your time.

The Lafayette County Health Department is offering free Radon Test Kits. Testing takes only a few minutes.

For more information or to pick-up a Radon Test Kit, contact the Lafayette County Health Department at 608-776-4895.