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How-To Request a Free Home Radon Test Kit from DHEC
Any home can have a radon problem. Radon is a cancer causing, radioactive gas that you cannot see, smell, or taste. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and the number one cause among non-smokers. Learn more about Radon and how to get a test kit for your home.
Get Your Flu Vaccine Now. Protect Yourself. Your Family. And Your Community.
Flu vaccine is the best protection against the flu.
It’s flu season again. It’s recommended that you get your flu vaccine now, before the flu virus begins spreading in our community. Last year’s flu season was one of the worst we’ve seen in recent years.
Don't Waste Food SC
Wasting food wastes resources. Don't Waste Food SC!
Don't Waste Food SC is a collaborative campaign that brings together ambassadors from across the public and private sectors dedicated to sharing knowledge, coordinating resources and working together to help reduce food waste. Find out how to become an ambassador today!
Mosquitoes in South Carolina
Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites
DHEC works in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor mosquito populations for diseases that can be spread to humans. The agency also provides information to help individuals and communities take action to reduce mosquito populations in their area and prevent bites.