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January is National Radon Awareness Month
Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless and radioactive gas that occurs naturally in rocks and soils throughout the world. This gas may be found in older homes and buildings and in newer ones as well. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the nation, second only to smoking. It is also the sixth leading cause of all cancer deaths combined, responsible for nearly 20,000 lung cancer deaths every year.
DPH encourages Delawareans to test their homes for radon. Test kits are available at most hardware stores. To find out if you qualify for a free radon test kit, contact the DPH radon office at (302)744-4546 or call 1-800-464-HELP (4357). Information about radon is available at www.delawarehealthyhomes.org