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American Lung Association in Pa. Offers Free Radon Test Kits Online

ALA-PA Partners with Department of Environmental Protection to provide the program.

The American Lung Association in Pennsylvania announced this week that it is providing free radon test kits to the public on its website.

The ALA-PA said one test kit per Pennsylvania household may be requested, and that those asking for kits should be residents who don't have a previous test result for their homes. The offer is valid while supplies last, according to a release.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It is colorless, odorless and tasteless, and it is the second-leading cause of lung cancer, after cigarette smoking.

The only way to know the level of radon inside your home is to test for it. The U. S. Surgeon General and the American Lung Association recommend that all homes be tested for radon, according to ALA-PA.

ALA-PA is conducting this program thanks to a recent grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection.

“The American Lung Association is using the program as a way to help the public carry out DEP’s recent call for everyone to test their homes for radon,” said ALA-PA Environmental Health Director Kevin Stewart.

For the past 25 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, state environmental agencies and organizations nationwide—such as the American Lung Association—have encouraged the public to test homes and to get radon problems fixed.

If you have a question concerning radon or would like to contact your local American Lung Association office, please call the ALA help line toll-free at 1-800-LUNG-USA.

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