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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Free Radon Testing Kits

Grey Bruce | by Kevin Bernard  

Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking.

November is Radon Awareness Month, and the Grey Bruce Health Unit is offering free Radon test kits.

Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking.

The Health Unit says an estimated 20% of lung cancer deaths in Grey Bruce are due to radon.

It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that may accumulate in a home.

Radon is colourless and odourless.

It can enter a home anywhere there is contact with the ground, such as basements and testing is the only way to know if it is present.

Test kits are left in a home for three months, then mailed for analysis and the results are sent back.

All homes regardless of age, single or multi story, slab or with basement can have radon.

The Free radon test kits are available while supplies last at several locations.
Grey Bruce Health Unit: 101 17th Street East, Owen Sound
South East Grey Community Health Centre: 44 Victoria St., Markdale
Lion's Head Family Health Team: 24 Moore St., Lion's Head
Huron Kinloss Municipal Office: 21 Queen St., Ripley
Town of Hanover: 341 10th St., Hanover
West Grey Municipal Office: 402813 Rd 4, Durham
Town of Blue Mountains: 32 Mill St., Thornbury
Municipality of Arran-Elderslie: 1925 Bruce Road 10, Chesley
Municipality of Brockton: 100 Scott Street, Walkerton

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