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

Roanoke County woman diagnosed with cancer 'shocked' to discover high levels of radon in home

When Nancy Stokes moved into her Roanoke County home 13 years ago, it already had a radon mitigation unit. "I was very happy with that and it was just fine and then I was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia about two-and-a-half years ago,"...[Read More]

Date Published: 02/04/2020

What you need to know about radon

What is Radon? A colorless, gaseous radioactive element that's extremely toxic Discovered in 1900 by Friedrich Ernst Dorn Elevated radon levels in homes was not recognized as a potential public health threat until the mid-1980s Radon Health...[Read More]

Date Published: 02/03/2020