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Radon test kits available to borrow from KFPL

November is Radon Awareness Month. Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium found in rocks and soil, and has been noted in houses in the Kingston area. Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is encouraging all residents to test their homes

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Local Health Unit offering radon test kits

After stating that high radon levels had been found in an “alarming percentage” of homes in the region, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is now selling radon test kits. The local Health Unit is encouraging residents to test their homes for radon levels, and, beginning Friday, Nov.

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Severe financial, legal barriers to remediation amidst KFL&A radon prevalence

According to a Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health study, over half of the homes tested in KFL&A have radon levels above World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, leaving residents at risk of lung cancer. The report cited radon as the second leading cause of lung cancer, and

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