— During the month of January, funding from the AdventHealth Hendersonville Cancer Services Community Screening Grant will allow 100 Homeowners in Buncombe and Henderson Counties to receive a FREE in-home radon test kit. This free program is a key step in helping people track the presence of radon, which is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.
Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that comes from the earth and enters our buildings. Radon is prevalent year-round; however, radon levels tend to be higher during colder months. Radon test kits normally sell for $8 - 10 each and are a simple, effective way to test for the presence of radon in the home.
The importance of testing is driven home when we consider that Buncombe and Polk County are both located in a red zone or ZONE 1 which is most likely to have the presence of radon according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data. Zone 1 counties are defined as having the highest potential for presence of radon with an average predicted indoor screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter).
"We are very pleased to be able to offer these 100 kits to people living in Buncombe and Henderson Counties at no cost" says Linda Richards, Administrative Director of Cancer Services at AdventHealth Hendersonville. "Because there are no obvious indicators of the presence of radon, we want people in our communities to make sure they are taking time to test for the cancer-causing gas. The only way to know if your home has radon is to test.”
Pick up your FREE In-Home Radon tests:
Tuesday, January 22
4 - 6 pm
AdventHealth Medical Group Multispecialty at Laurel Park
1881 Pisgah Drive, Hendersonville
Thursday, January 24
4 - 6 pm
AdventHealth Medical Group Multispecialty at South Asheville
15 Skyland Drive, Arden
To register to receive your FREE in-home radon test kit, visit PRHevents.com.
About AdventHealth Hendersonville: Founded in 1910, AdventHealth Hendersonville, formerly Park Ridge Health, is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of our growing communities, providing high-quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment.
In 1984, AdventHealth Hendersonville became a member of Adventist Health System. With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and a commitment to making communities healthier unify the system's nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states.
Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region, AdventHealth Hendersonville is the first hospital in Western North Carolina to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for the Spine Center of Excellence Certification and the first to use the Mazor X™ and Navio™ Robotic Guidance Platforms. AdventHealth Hendersonville consistently earns national ranking for its commitment to patient safety, earning five consecutive “A” grades in Leapfrog Group’s Safety Grade survey. AdventHealth Hendersonville includes cardiac care and rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, an award-winning labor and delivery experience, and a full range of imaging services to help people across our region experience whole health. For more information about AdventHealth Hendersonville or to find a physician, please visit AdventHealth.com or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).