Testing your home for radon is a good idea, according to officials with the Madison County Health Department. Radon is a tasteless, odorless, and colorless gas that could be in your home. Radon typically enters a home by moving up from the soil and through cracks and holes in the foundation.

Health Department spokesman Amy Yeager tells The Big Z it’s the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

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It’s easy to test for radon. You can get a do it yourself kit at the Health Department, most home improvement stores, or by hiring a professional. You can call the county at 296-6079 for information on buying a testing kit. For more information on the dangers of radon, go to http://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/health/radon.php

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