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January is Radon Awareness Month

 

January 17, 2019

 HELENA – Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium, a natural element in rocks, soil and water. Radon can enter and accumulate in your home, posing a hazard to your health by damaging your lungs. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking and secondhand smoke.

Testing for radon and acting to reduce radon levels in your home could save your life and the lives of your family. There are many radon testing devices available for sale at your local hardware store, online, county health offices, radon profess...



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