Cherokees Give Out Free Radon Test Kit

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 8:07 am
By: News On 6

Associated Press

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) -- People living inside the Cherokee Nation's boundaries can receive a free kit to test for the odorless gas radon this month.

The Tahlequah-based tribe is working with the Environmental Protection Agency to give out the kits as part of National Radon Action Month.

Read more about the free radon testing kits.

Radon, which can cause lung cancer, is difficult to detect because it is odorless, tasteless and colorless. According to the EPA, it is the second-leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking.

The Cherokee Nation covers all or part of 14 northeastern Oklahoma counties.