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posted: 1/6/2014 4:55 PM

Radon kits available

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The Lake County Health Department is encouraging residents to check the radon levels of their homes or apartments in January or during cold weather months -- and is making test kits available for $10. The cost includes return postage, laboratory analysis and interpretation by health department staff. Test kits are also available from area hardware and building supply stores. Radon is an odorless and colorless gas naturally found in rock and soil that seeps into homes from the soil through cracks in the basement floor and foundation, crawl spaces, poorly sealed sump pumps, floor drains, porous cinder block walls and other foundation floor and wall penetrations. Call (847) 377-8030.

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