Enforce laws and regulations the protect health and ensure safety.
Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
The USEPA has determined that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Because Licking County has the highest radon levels in Ohio, the Licking County Health Dept. has obtained a federal matching grant to provide radon education and free test kits to county residents.
Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible, odorless gas that is harmlessly dispersed in outdoor air, but when trapped in buildings, can be harmful at elevated levels. Studies indicate that radon causes between 15,000 and 22,000 lung cancer deaths each year. However, because you can’t see or smell radon, people tend to minimize the health effects and ignore the possibility that it might exist in elevated levels in their homes.
Results of radon tests, performed by Licking County Homeowners, indicate that over 70% of the homes had radon levels above the EPA action level of 4.0pCi/L.
The Licking County Health Department has two Certified Radon Testers on staff.
You can also have a test kit mailed to your home. (Radon Test Kit Request)
Radon Concentrations in Homes in Ohio (Map)
Environmental Health Programs
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Phone : (740) 349-6535 (24/7 Number to Report Public Health
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Fax : (740) 349-6510
Office Location: 675 Price Rd., Newark OH 43055 Map
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8AM-5PM (plus some evening clinic hours)