June 24, 2024

GARNETT — The Anderson County Extension office in Garnett is offering test kits for radon and urges people to check their homes. The Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as National Radon Action Month. Kansas Radon Program coordinator Brian Hanson told the Anderson County Review that the month is good way to make people aware of radon and its risks are greater during the winter because houses are sealed because of the cold weather. Radon is an invisible, odorless and tasteless gas that causes no immediate health symptoms but can cause lung cancer over the medium- and long-term. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer. It comes from the break-down of uranium inside the earth and moves up through the ground to the air above and into homes through cracks and other holes in the foundation.

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