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State Offers Radon Tests For $11

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Are there are high levels of radon in your home?

If you haven’t checked recently, the state health commissioner reminds you radon is an invisible, odorless and tasteless gas that can be fatal.

Radon is considered the second leading cause of lung cancer and can reach harmful levels when it is trapped inside buildings.

According to the New York State Department of Health, 37% of homes in New York tested with high levels of radon.

The state is making radon test kits available for $11.

The state claims that radon problems can be fixed by qualified contractors for a cost similar to many other common home repairs such as the installation of a new water heater. Information on radon mitigation can be found here.

Contact the NYSDOH Radon Program at 518-402-7556 or radon@health.ny.gov.

January is National Radon Action Month – EPA

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