Radon tests available

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Health offers free radon test kits to Ohio homeowners through a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. To order a free radon test kit and have it mailed to your home, visit https://ohio.radon.com.

Radon is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in smokers. Homeowners can reduce radon levels, but the only way to know if a home has high radon levels is to test.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. You can’t see or smell radon. For more information on radon, visit www.epa.gov/radon.

The Sidney-Shelby County Health Department is part of a regional ODH Radon grant for the promotion of radon awareness and testing.