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Mississippi giving away radon test kits this month


In Mississippi, experts say fewer than 3 percent of homes have radon levels in excess of recommended action levels. However, because of the geology in Mississippi, higher levels of radon are typically measured in northeastern Mississippi counties.


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JACKSON, Miss(AP) — Mississippi’s health department is giving away radon test kits this month. Radon is an odorless, colorless gas and is the second-leading cause of lung cancer nationwideMore than 20,000 people die of radon-related lung cancer annually. The Mississippi State Department of Health Radon Program says excessive radon levels have been found in all 50 statesIn Mississippi, experts say fewer than 3 percent of homes have radon levels in excess of recommended action levelsHowever, because of the geology in Mississippi, higher levels of radon are typically measured in northeastern Mississippi counties. Call the MSDH Radon Hotline at 1-800-626-7739 for a free test kit while supplies last. Most Read StoriesSeattle-area rents drop significantly for first time this decade as new apartments sit emptyReport: Seahawks to hire Brian Schottenheimer as offensive coordinator60 years ago: The famous Boeing 707 prototype barrel roll over Lake Washington  VIEWA year-by-year look at NFL offenses under Brian Schottenheimer, expected to be the new OC for the SeahawksRecession won’t revive Seattle’s bygone days | Jon TaltonUnlimited Digital Access $1 for 4 weeks.The department doesn’t service homes for high radon levels but can assist homeowners in locating approved contractors for resolving any radon problems found. The Associated Press Next StoryLeaders say Trump presidency is at odds with MLK’s legacy Previous StoryNew Mexico lawmaker wants harassment settlements disclosed // PROD-1622 Outbrain AB Test // Have to disable outbrain from running at this point based on optimizely test booleans (function() { if ( SEATIMESCO.hasOwnProperty('outbrain') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.hasOwnProperty('enabled') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.enabled === false ) { var outbrain = null; outbrain = document.querySelector('.OUTBRAIN[data-widget-id="AR_6"]'); if (outbrain !== null ) { outbrain.parentNode.removeChild(outbrain); } } })(); Contact Newsroom staff list FAQ Contact form About the company Seattle Restaurant Week Newspapers in Education Fund for the Needy Employment Historical Archives Pulitzers Company information Permissions Seattle Times Store Advertise Classifieds Autos Homes Obituary Jobs Media Kit Advertise with Us Subscriber Services Subscribe Activate Account Manage Subscription Place Temporary Hold Report Delivery Issue Make a Payment Print Replica Today’s Front Page Facebook Twitter RSS Feeds Newsletters Mobile Apps Subscribe

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