Marion Public Health is a subgrantee for Radon prevention education. MPH will be engaging in various radon education activities that will or have included: mailing letters to schools about mandatory Radon testing, dispersing Radon Education flyers in the county; passing out fliers and providing information at health fairs, setting up a board of realtor Radon training (CE’s available), mailing a targeted area in the county with elevated Radon levels and also to conduct educational opportunities for builders.

What is Radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring colorless/odorless gas that enters into a building that is in contact with the ground. Radon occurs by the decay of Uranium present in rock and soil. Local geology under and adjacent to buildings allows the Radon gas to migrate through foundations, cracks and small openings to enter any structure in contact with the soil

Free Radon Test Kits

The Ohio Department of Health offers FREE radon test kits to Ohio homeowners through a grant from the EPA. To order a FREE Radon test kit, CLICK HERE.

The FREE test kit is easy to use.

  • Place test kit in lowest level of your home that you spend the most time in.
  • Leave the kit in place for three to seven days.
  • Remove and discard the sponge from the kit. Seal the bag and mail to the testing company.
  • Your results will be mailed to you in about two weeks. The ODH also receives the results so that radon levels around the state can be tracked an monitored.

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 of lung cancer. ODH has a list of all licensed Radon contractors which you can find by following this link.