The Regional Air Pollution Control Agency, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Health, Union County Health Department, and local Health Departments, is offering free radon test kits for Miami Valley homeowners to check their homes for elevated radon levels.
Radon is a colorless, odorless soil gas that can build up in homes and may pose an increased risk of lung cancer to occupants. The Ohio Department of Health estimates about half of Oh…io families live in homes with elevated radon levels.
Testing is the only way to know if elevated levels exist in a home. The Darke County Health Department recommends all homes be tested, regardless of age, location, or construction type. Elevated radon levels can be corrected with the installation of a ventilation system to direct the gas outdoors.
Homeowners interested in obtaining a free test kit can visit www.drhomeair.com/OH or www.rapca.org/programs/radon or obtain a mail in coupon from the Darke County Health Department at 300 Garst Avenue, Greenville.