Public Health

Posted on: December 8, 2017

Now is the Time to Test Your Home for Radon Gas


In fact, radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer next to smoking. Yates County Public Health is part of a 3 county grant, Yates, Schuyler, and Steuben Counties,  administered by the S2AY Rural Health Network. Homes and businesses are good sites for testing. Residents are encouraged to contact your local health department to receive a free radon test kit from the New York State Department of Health. After doing the 48 hour test and mailing the test kit to the lab, the results will be returned to you within a few weeks. The process is easy and you will know whether or not your home environment is affected by this poisonous gas.  To learn more, read on

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