Radon is a Health Risk that Could be in Your Home

KFL&A Public Health has issued a warning about the health risks of Radon, that could be in your home.

Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium found in rocks and soils.

Breathing in high levels of radon for many years can lead to lung cancer, and is actually the second leading cause of lung cancer, after tobacco smoke.  

Homeowners in the area are being encouraged to apply for a free test to measure the radon level in their homes.

"The only way to know the radon level in your home is to test for it," said Erin Hayes, Public Health Promoter at KFL&A Public Health.

"We want to raise awareness of the risk of radon gas and to encourage homeowners to test their homes."

Click here if you are interested in receiving a free test and being part of a radon study, or want to learn more.

All you'll have to do is complete a quick survey and fill out an application.

The deadline to register for the radon testing study is November 8, 2018.