Free radon test kits available for Nevadans

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is colorless and odorless. It comes from the ground and can accumulate in homes, raising the risk of lung cancer. The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension says in Nevada, one in four homes tested shows radon concentrations at or above EPA action level.

A three-day test can determine if a house has a radon problem. The University of Nevada's Cooperative Extension's Radon Education Program is offering the free test kits through February 28, 2019 at the following locations in Northern Nevada:

Carson City County Cooperative Extension, 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 15, Carson City

Churchill County Cooperative Extension, 111 Sheckler Road, Fallon

Douglas County Cooperative Extension, 1325 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville.

Gardnerville Ranchos GID, 931 Mitch Drive, Gardnerville

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, 128 Market St., Stateline

Genoa Town Office, 2289 Main St., Genoa

Elko County Cooperative Extension, 701 Walnut St., Elko

City of West Wendover City Hall, 1111 N. Gene L. Jones Way, West Wendover

Humboldt County Cooperative Extension, 1085 Fairgrounds Road, Winnemucca

Lander County Cooperative Extension, 815 N. Second St., Battle Mountain

Lyon County Cooperative Extension, 504 S. Main St., Yerington

Fernley City Hall, 595 Silver Lace Blvd., Fernley

Central Lyon County Fire District, 246 Dayton Valley Road, Dayton

Mineral County Cooperative Extension, 205 S. A St., Hawthorne

Pershing County Cooperative Extension, 810 Sixth St., Lovelock

Storey County Senior Center, 100 Mill St., Virginia City

Lockwood Senior/Community Center, 800 Peri Ranch Road, Lockwood

Washoe County Cooperative Extension, 4955 Energy Way, Reno

Sun Valley General Improvement District, 5000 Sun Valley Blvd., Sun Valley

Incline Village Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village

For more information, call the Radon Hotline at 1-888-RADON10 or visit the Nevada Radon Education Program website here.