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

County tests Garth for radon

Garth Elementary School, located in Scott County, Kentucky, was tested by the Scott County Health Center's environmental...[Read More]

Date Published: 01/08/2009

School's radon levels are a concern

Radon tests of Scott County's Garth Elementary School returned elevated readings. The basement, which contains the gym and a classroom, measured 12 and 15 pCi/L. Levels of 25 to 36 pCi/L were also found. The second and third levels measured an...[Read More]

Date Published: 01/14/2009

Radon gas linked to lung cancer deaths

Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and Kentucky has higher radon levels than most states. Marion County has higher radon levels than other parts of Kentucky. "Basically, all of Kentucky is a little higher than...[Read More]

Date Published: 01/10/2007

How Do You Test For Radon?

Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. Radon cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted. There are no immediate symptoms that will alert you to the presence of radon. It...[Read More]

Date Published: 05/22/2020

Garth tests high for radon

Garth Elementary School in Scott County was tested for radon after a parent commented on the possibility of high radon levels in the school. Approximately fifteen tests were conducted and returned readings above the US EPA recommended action...[Read More]

Date Published: 01/13/2009

Radon levels safe at Garth

After finding elevated radon levels in Garth Elementary school, school officials installed a mitigation system in march. The radon levels have now been reduced below the EPA action level of 4.0 pico curies per...[Read More]

Date Published: 04/21/2009