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Radon Outreach & Education: The Ohio Indoor Radon program operates a federally funded indoor radon grant in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and a network of local health departments within the State of Ohio. Elevated levels of indoor radon is the primary cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. The United States Surgeon General warning: Radon Causes Lung Cancer – You Should Test Your Home. For information on radon, click on the FAQ link to the left or call the ODH Radon Information Line, toll-free, at 1-800-523-4439.
Radon in Drinking Water: In many countries, drinking water is obtained from groundwater sources such as springs, wells and boreholes. These sources of water normally have higher concentrations of radon than surface water from reservoirs, rivers or lakes. To date, epidemiological studies have not found an association between consumption of drinking-water containing radon and an increased risk of stomach cancer. Radon dissolved in drinking-water can be released into indoor air. Normally, a higher radon dose is received from inhaling radon compared with ingestion. Click here to read more…