It's an invisible and odorless gas found in every county in the United States. The Environmental Protection Agency has declared January as National Radon Action Month.

Locally, Oneida County Community Health Specialist Marta Koelling says radon is something property owners need to check...

"...radon is something that should be tested for, usually annually. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. It's something you should definitely be aware of...."


 January is National Radon Action Month. Exposure to radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Smokers have an even larger threat of developing lung cancer if radon is present in their surroundings.

Charlotte Ahrens from the Oneida County Health Department describes radon...


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It’s National Radon Week.  Health officials are reminding people to get their homes tested for the dangerous gas to prevent long term exposure.

Oneida County Public Health Nurse Charlotte Ahrens says the problem with radon is that it’s colorless and odorless.

“People have no indicators they they’re being exposed to this gas.  The gas is produced by a breakdown of uranium in soil, and in rock and in water.”