- By Lorelei Elkins
- Posted Friday, May 4, 2012
Special price on short term radon kits, for a limited time
The Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection has a limited number of Short-term Radon Test Kits available at a special discounted price of $10.
These kits include the sampling device and a postage paid return envelope for laboratory analysis. They are available on a first come, first served basis. Stop by and speak to one of our radon specialists for detailed information.
Radon is a naturally occurring colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in soil, rocks and water. It can enter homes through cracks in the foundation or other openings such as holes or pipes.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Surgeon General recommend that all homes, both with and without basements, be tested for radon. It is estimated that 21,000 Americans die from radon related lung cancer each year. Testing for radon is an easy and important step to protect the health of your family.
The Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection is located on the 5th floor of the Government Center at 201 North Chestnut street in Winston Salem.