TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) As the new year fast approaches so does radon national awareness during the month of January.
Radon gas is odorless tasteless and according to the environmental protection agency causes 20,000 deaths annually in the United States.
Radon problems have been detected in almost every county in the United States.
Radon is a gas which comes from the decay of uranium in the earth. Seeping through small spaces in soil and rock and infiltrating our air.
According to the environmental protection agency radon gas has recently been identified as the leading cause of lung cancer for non smokers in the U.S.
The Shawnee County extension office offers radon kits for approximately $5.00. For more information call 785- 232- 0062