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Clark County giving away tests to detect radon levels in homes

David Garrett did not know what radon was until a friend at the health department suggested that he pick up a free radon testing kit. "I hung it up right away," the Springfield Twp. resident said, adding that he was shocked when he received the...[Read More]

Date Published: 09/27/2007


Spreading The Word About Radon Cancer Risk, An Invisible Killer

A prevalent feature of Northeast Georgia remains invisible in Barrow County: radon gas. Radon is a radioactive element. It occurs in the form of gas released through gradual breakdown of certain other elements present in soil and rocks. Statistically,...[Read More]

Date Published: 12/17/2019


Radon gas closes one of Helen's five wells

Last week, the city of Helen shut down one of its five wells after a radioactive gas, radon, was detected in the water. The situation is a reminder that radon can be found not just in the air but also in water, and at high levels it can be a threat to...[Read More]

Date Published: 09/19/2008


Radon risk

Lung cancer doesn't only affect smokers. More than 21,000 people die each year from lung cancer caused by radon. Georgia has the highest rate in the Southeast with 822 deaths last year. All north Georgia counties have a moderate to high potential for...[Read More]

Date Published: 06/23/2008