Time for Radon Testing

As the turning of the seasons brings colder weather to North Carolina and families close windows to keep warm, it is an excellent time to make plans for radon testing in your home.

Radon is the odorless, colorless gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The effects upon the families it touches can be just as devastating as lung cancer caused by smoking tobacco.

January is National Radon Action Month and Alamance County Environmental Health has partnered with the North Carolina Radon Program to provide free short-term radon test kits in recognition of National Radon Action Month. A limited supply of radon kits are being made available during the month of January at the Environmental Health office located at 209 N. Graham Hopedale Rd in Burlington. While supplies last, residents are welcome to come between the hours of 8am to 5pm to pick up a kit. Please call 336-570-6367 ext. 310 if you have questions.

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