As part of an awareness campaign, Port Colborne residents can score themselves a free radon test kit next week.
The city is participating in the 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge, organized by the Take Action on Radon group; according to the group, high levels of radon in the home is the largest cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in Canada.
An information session is being hosted by the group, where residents can learn about the dangers of radon and how to reduce radon levels within their home. A measurable amount of radon is found in every building, but exposure to high amounts over a long period of time presents a risk for lung cancer.
The first 100 attendees at the information session will receive a free radon test kit.