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MAILING ADDRESS:
   Brown Township
  
2491 Walker Rd.
   Hilliard, OH  43026
OFFICE PHONE:
   (614) 876-2133
OFFICE FAX:
   (
614) 876-2421
ELECTED OFFICIALS:
   Gary Dever, Trustee
   Pamela Sayre, Trustee
   Joe Martin, Trustee
   Greg Ruwe, Fiscal Officer


FIREHOUSE TELEPHONE:
  (614) 527-6390

 Call 911 for Emergencies
MEETINGS:
   Held at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of
     each month in the upstairs meeting
     room of the Brown Township Firehouse
     at 2491 Walker Road, Hilliard, Ohio

Other meetings, when held, are advertised at least 24 hours in advance with time and location.

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A family whose home has radon levels of 4.0 picocuries / liter (maximum recommended safe level) is exposed to approximately 35 times as much radiation as the NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION allows if they were standing next to the fence of a radioactive waste site. 

Most inhaled radon is rapidly exhaled, but the inhaled decay products readily deposit in the lung, where they irradiate sensitive cells in the airways increasing the risk of lung cancer.

In April of 2002, a Brown Township home on Morris Rd. tested at over 10 picocuries / liter. After professional installation of a Radon Remediation System (cost of $990), the home retested at zero.

According to the US EPA, indoor Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and the leading cause among non-smokers.  While about 1 in 15 homes have high radon levels, the ratio is thought to be higher in Brown Township.

Testing is the only way to know your homes radon levels. There are no immediate symptoms that will alert you to the presence of radon. It typically takes years of exposure before any problems surface and then it is too late. IIf you haven't tested your home, you should. For answers to questions about Radon, please contact:

Ohio Dept. of Health
Environmental Radiation Safety Section
(614) 644-2727

Franklin County Board of Health
(614) 462-3928.

What is Radon?

Radon is estimated to cause thousands of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year.
Radon is a gaseous radioactive element having the symbol Rn, the atomic number 86, an atomic weight of 222, a melting point of -71C, a boiling point of -62C, and (depending on the source, there are between 20 and 25 isotopes of radon - 20 cited in the chemical summary, 25 listed in the table of isotopes).

Radon is found all over the U.S.. It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas without color, odor, or taste that comes from the radioactive decay of uranium in soil, rock, and groundwater. It emits ionizing radiation during its radioactive decay to several radioactive isotopes known as radon decay products.

Radon gets into the indoor air primarily from soil under homes and other buildings. Radon is a known human lung carcinogen and is the largest source of radiation exposure and risk to the general public.

radon risk bar chart

* Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to EPA's 2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003).  The numbers of deaths from other causes are taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 1999-2001 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Report and 2002 National Safety Council Reports.
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