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Radon

 
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, after tobacco smoke. Radon is a colorless, tasteless, and odorless gas, occurring naturally in the soil and entering our homes through foundations and well water.
For a radon air test kit please visit the following website: use this link for radon air test kits.
Radon test kits for checking well water are available at the Monroe County Extension Office for $40 ($30 for the test fee plus $10 for an overnight shipping label).
Due to special considerations in measuring radon in drinking water, it is necessary to follow certain guidelines on collecting the sample. Read the detailed sample collection and submission protocol. Necessary forms and collection bottles are available at Monroe County Extension Office.
 
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help consumers identify their medication. The unfortunate consequence of bright,
colorful shapes is that medications may be attractive to young children, making
them a poisoning danger."
 
Article contributed by Nicole Walters 
 
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