-- With radon detected in every Kansas county, state and county officials are working to spread awareness. The extension office offers test kits.
January has been proclaimed Kansas Radon Action Month by Governor Sam Brownback and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
According to KDHE, radon is a natural gas, colorless, odorless, which comes from the soil and can be found everywhere at varying levels. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer overall.
Marlin Bates of K-State Research and Extension Douglas County joins KLWN to provide further information on radon, how to test for radon levels, and how to mitigate it.