Letter: Free radon test kits still available at health department

To the editor:

There are still about 20 radon test kits available if anyone is interested in testing their home for free.

These are available at the Brown County Health Department office in the County Office Building on Gould Street, open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Our county is rated a Zone 2 county, with a medium potential for elevated levels of radon gas in the home.

The American Lung Association estimates that 900 deaths per year in Indiana are caused by radon-induced lung cancer.

Radon gas rises up through the soil and can enter a home through cracks in the foundation, construction joints, gaps around service pipes or wires and sump pits.

The test kit is free. Anyone can stop by the health department to obtain one.

Thank you,

Jennifer Heller Rugenstein, Brown County Health Department

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