Free Radon Test Kits

UPDATE: We've had such a great response, we are currently out of free test kits. We hope to have more test kits available in the near future. Please check back. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you are interested in testing now, test kits are available for purchase at your local hardware store. If you have any questions about radon, please don't hesitate to call us at (937) 484-1606.

The Ohio Department of Health offers FREE radon test kits to Ohio homeowners through a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.

To order a free radon test kit and have it mailed to your home click on the link below.

Free Home Radon Test Kit

The free test kit is easy to use.

  1. Place the test kit in the lowest living level of your home. That means a finished basement if your family spends time there or it may mean your first floor if you only use the basement for storage.
  2. Leave the kit in place for three to seven days.
  3. Remove and discard the sponge from the kit. Seal the bag and mail to the testing company.
  4. Your results will be mailed to you in a bout two weeks. The Ohio Department of Health also receives the results so that radon levels throughout the state can be tracked.

If your home has radon levels over 4 picocuries per liter, mitigation is recommended. Mitigation costs can be several hundred dollars or more, but it is important for the health of your family as exposure to Radon is the second leading cause for lung cancer. The Ohio Department of Health has a list of all licensed Radon contractors which you can find  by following this link. If you have any questions, please call the the Champaign Health District at 937-484-1606 for more information on Radon testing and mitigation.

 

Flu Season Is Here!

Flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. You have the power to protect yourself and your family this season with these three actions to fight flu.

  1. Get a flu vaccine. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine(https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm) by the end of October, if possible. A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against the flu.
  2. Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs. Try to avoid close contact with sick people, and if you become sick, limit your contact with others. When possible, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  3. Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them. If you get the flu, prescription medicine called antiviral drugs can be used to treat flu illness. Antiviral drugs can make illness milder and shorten the time you are sick. They may also prevent serious flu complications(https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/complications.htm#complications). Learn more about how you can fight flu this season.
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