Posted Monday, January 23, 2012 --- 1:55 p.m.
From the Jefferson County Health Department:
Jefferson County Health Department is offering free test kits to promote Radon awareness and to assist residents in detecting Radon in their homes.
Radon is a naturally occurring gas found in soil. Exposure to elevated levels of Radon can lead to lung cancer. Over 20,000 lung cancer deaths are caused by Radon each year making it the second leading cause of lung cancer.
You cannot detect Radon in your home; it is colorless, odorless and tasteless. The only way to know your Radon level is to test your home.
Free test kits are available at the Jefferson County Health Department, 1541 Annex Rd., Jefferson; Dodge County Health Department, 143 E. Center St., Juneau; and Watertown Department of Public Health, 515 S. First St., Watertown. Questions can be directed to 920-262-8094.