In conjuction with National Radon Action Month, a state agency is encouraging homeowners to test this month for radon gas.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is offering a limited number of free radon test kits. Three-thousand residential radon testing kits will be available at no charge through the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ state Radon Program. The kits are available through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The N.C. Radon Program provides information to families and homeowners about radon gas including how to test for radon gas and how to lower radon levels within a home.
Radon is an odorless, colorless naturally occurring gas that is responsible for more than 22,000 lung cancer deaths annually in the United States. It is the leading environmental cause of lung cancer in the United States of America, second only to smoking tobacco. Information on the risks for radon and mitigation efforts is available at ncradon.org.