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

How to test your home for radon

January is National Radon Action Month, and the state health department is encouraging people to get their homes tested for the colorless, odorless gas. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates exposure to radon long-term causes more than...[Read More]

Date Published: 01/08/2020

IDEM Recognizes Four Marion County Child Care enters for Environmental Stewardship

Four Marion County child care centers have been awarded the Indiana Department of Environmental Management's (IDEM's) Five Star Environmental Recognition Program for Child Care Facilities. In order to achieve the award, the facilities must recycle items...[Read More]

Date Published: 01/22/2009

Invisible and invasive: Radon threatens Hoosiers at home

There's a one in three chance that radon levels are dangerously high in any Hoosier home, and there's no way to know without testing. "The only way you know is to test," Kallie Sinkus, senior manager of the American Lung Association's environmental...[Read More]

Date Published: 01/13/2020

Clean and green

Test your home for radon, which you have no other way of detecting, says Robertson. Radon causes about 21,000 lung cancer deaths a year. A radon testing kit is about $10 at hardware stores and is available on line at www.radon.com or by calling...[Read More]

Date Published: 10/09/2007