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Radon Information

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Radon Facts: 

  • Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
  • Did you know 1 in 5 homes in Florida has an elevated radon level?
  • Radon is a naturally occurring, odorless, colorless, tasteless, and radioactive gas produced from the radioactive decay of radium, found in most soils and earthen construction materials.
  • Radon is the single largest source of radiation exposure in the U.S.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the U.S. (about one person every 25 minutes).
  • U.S. Surgeon General recommends all houses be tested for radon.
  • The only way to know if your home is at risk for radon is to test for it.

Local Pick-Up Locations for your Radon Test Kit

Test your home FREE OF CHARGE by picking up a Radon test kit at one of the following FLDOH – Sarasota locations:

  • 4000 S. Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34293 - Environmental Health Department
  • 1001 Sarasota Center Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34240 – Environmental Health Department

 

For more information visit our webpage at radon.floridahealth.gov

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