FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health is urging residents to test radon levels in their homes.
Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas, and is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States. It is odorless and invisible, and the only way to know if you’re being exposed to it within your home is to run a test.
Free test kits are available at the following locations in Allen County while supplies last:
- Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health
- 200 E. Berry St., Suite 360
- Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Vector Control & Environmental Services
- 2242 Carroll Rd
- Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closes 12-1 p.m. for lunch)
- Grabill Town Hall
- 13717 1st St.
- Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Leo-Cedarville Town Hall
- 13909 Pony Express Run
- Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- Monroeville Utility Department
- 101 S Water St.
- New Haven Utility Payment Office
- City Hall, 815 E. Lincoln Hwy
- Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Woodburn City Hall
- 22735 Main St.
- Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Test kits can also be purchased at local hardware and home improvement stores for around $30, or you can hire a radon professional to test your home for you.
If high levels of radon are detected in your home, an installed reduction system can remove it and discharge it harmlessly outside.