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.