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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

posted Nov 6, 2014, 8:00 AM by Healthy Homes   [ updated Nov 6, 2014, 8:01 AM ]
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This is an important month everywhere, but especially for Iowans due to the high concentration of radon throughout the state. Radon is the leading cause of cancer among non-smokers.  It is responsible for approximately 21,000 deaths each year in the United States.  The only way to know if your home has elevated levels of radon is to test for it.  
Testing your home is cheap and easy.  Do-it-yourself test kits can purchased through Linn County Healthy Homes.  CLICK HERE. Do-it-yourself test kits can also be purchased at Linn County Public Health, 501 13th Street NW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  At this time, only cash or checks are accepted.  If you have any questions on how to use the test kits, please contact us at (319) 892-6000.  










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