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Free Radon Test Kits Available
April 22, 2014

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is found in rock and soil.  It enters a home through cracks and openings in the foundation.  Radon is colorless, odorless, and tasteless.  It is also the second leading cause of lung cancer.  There are no immediate symptoms that will alert you in the presence of radon.  It typically takes years of exposure before any noticeable problems surface.

Onondaga County has been designated by the New York State Department of Health as a “high risk radon county” based on average basement readings.  Testing for radon is the only way to know if you have radon in your home. The Onondaga County Health Department is offering a limited number of free radon test kits. If you are interested in a radon kit, call the Onondaga County Health Department Bureau of Environmental Health at 435-1649.


Spraying of the Cicero Swamp Scheduled for Sunday, August 19, 2018

Additional Findings of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus

Jamesville Beach Closed for Swimming Due to Visual Presence of Algal Bloom

Oneida Shores Beach Reopened for Swimming

Clift Park and Skaneateles Country Club Beaches Reopened for Swimming

Mosquito Pool Found Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus

Clift Park and Skaneateles Country Club Beaches Closed Due to Visual Presence of Algal Bloom

Extreme Heat Precautions

Two Mosquito Pools Found Positive for West Nile Virus

Oneida Shores Beach Closed for Swimming

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