JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health Radon Program is offering free radon test kits while supplies last.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in nature. With radon being a gas, the chemical can move upwards out of the ground and into the air where it can accumulate in certain homes and buildings.
According to the department, Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer nationwide.
Over 20,000 Americans suffer from radon-related cancer each year, and it causes up to 15 percent of lung cancers worldwide.
For more information about radon, visit the MSDH website at www.HealthyMS.com/radon.
If you would like to have your home tested for radon, call the MSDH Radon Program at 1-800-626-7739.