Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and the second leading cause overall. Each year close to 21,000 people in the United States die, over 800 of these deaths are Georgians. Radon can be found in air or water and may be anywhere in Georgia. Check the map to learn more about radon in your county. See below some facts about radon and what to do to keep your family safe.
Testing is the only way to know if your home has a high level of radon gas. Radon in air test kits can be purchased online or in some county Extension offices (please call to check for availability). Test kits for radon in well water are available from the UGA Agricultural and Environmental Services Lab for $30.00.
Consider coming to our free zoom program on Tuesday, January 10th at 10am. Join Derek Cooper, Radon Educatior with the University of Georgia, as he shares what radon is, how it comes into your homes, and how to test for it. To register, please go to https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtduGorDwjGN0-UYKD8lDmaKkfXnLfSiVh
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Kim Toal, is the Fayette County Extension Coordinator and Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources. For more information on gardening in Fayette County, contact Fayette County Extension at 770-305-5412 or online at www.ugaextension.org/fayette.