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Free radon kits at Christmas in Peterson

Date Published: 12/09/2019 [Source]

Fillmore County Public Health is providing free radon testing kits at Peterson City Hall located at 118 Fillmore Street in Peterson, Minn., on Saturday, December 14, from 2-4 p.m.

Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that comes from the soil. The gas can accumulate in the air we breathe. Radon gas decays into fine particles that are radioactive. When inhaled these fine particles can damage the lungs. Exposure to radon over a long period of time can lead to lung cancer.

It is estimated that 21,000 people die each year in the United States from lung cancer due to radon exposure. A radon test is the only way to know how much radon is in your home. Radon can be reduced with a mitigation system.