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January 24
Wake to Provide Home Radon Tests
January marks National Radon Action Month and Wake County encourages residents to test their homes for radon. To help residents, the N.C. Radon Program is providing 200 free test kits for the County to distribute.

Radon is a natural gas that comes from the decay of uranium found in rocks, soil and building materials such as concrete. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, exposure to radon in the home is responsible for an estimated 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Risk of lung cancer is dependent on the length of exposure.

A limited number of free test kits are available at several county locations:
Location Address Phone Number
Sunnybrook 10 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh 919-250-3947
Eastern Regional 1002 Dogwood Drive, Zebulon 919-404-3900
Northern Regional 350 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest 919-562-6300
Southern Regional 130 N. Judd Parkway, NE, Fuquay-Varina 919-557-2501

Test kits are also available for purchase. To buy a kit or for more information on radon testing, visit www.ncradon.org or call the N.C. Radon Program at 828-712-0972.





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