Free radon test kits available
Marion County Environmental Health is offering free radon test kits to residents. Radon is a tasteless, odorless, colorless gas that comes from breakdown of uranium in soil. It builds up under homes and seeps in through foundation cracks and holes. Linked to lung cancer, it is thought to be present in one in 15 homes nationwide. Kits are available through Marion County Health Department, 230 E. Main St., Marion, as part of a statewide radon awareness effort.