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Radon is the Leading Cause of Lung Cancer for Non-Smokers 

FREE Radon Test Kits for Homeowners!

You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it. Radon, a Class A carcinogen, is the second cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths a year (one every 25 minutes). In Florida, one in five homes tested has elevated radon levels above the action level of 4 pCi/L. Elevated radon levels have been found in all types of buildings, including manufactured homes, schools and high-rise condominiums.

Radon comes from the radioactive breakdown of naturally occurring radium found in most soils. As a gas in the soil, it enters buildings through small openings in the foundation. Since the building can hold the radon similarly to smoke trapped under a glass, indoor radon concentrations can increase to many times that of outdoor levels.

The only way to know the radon levels in your home is to test.

Get your Free Test Kit

To get your free Radon Test Kit contact us at 863-519-8330 or complete this form (PDF - 7.23MB -Opens in New Window) and mail to:

FDOH-POLK
ATTN Radon Test Kit
2090 E. Clower St.
Bartow, FL 33830.