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January is National Radon Action Month

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) if Offering Free Radon Test Kits this month (or until supplies run out).

What is Radon?

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You can’t see radon.  And you can’t smell it or taste it.  But it may be a problem in your home. 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. Radon has been found in every county in California. Every Californian is encouraged to test their home.
The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.

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