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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 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


National Radon Action Month should be marked on your calendar

Radon, an odorless, colorless, tasteless, radioactive gas, is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers and your home is far from immune to it. Each year, approximately 21,000 deaths occur...[Read More]

Date Published: 01/02/2020