The Oakland County Health Division will offer free radon test kits to residents during National Radon Action Week Oct. 22-26. The kits normally cost $10.
From the EPA’s Radon site:
Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell or taste. Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family’s health. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America and claims about 20,000 lives annually. EPA has launched a new series of television, radio and print public service announcements encouraging people to test and fix their homes for radon. This is a good time to focus on testing and on fixing homes with a radon level of 4 pCi/L or more. Heed the Surgeon General’s warning. Take action now to reduce your family’s risk of lung cancer from radon!
Health officials urge residents to test for radon and take measures to reduce the gas in their homes if necessary.
The test kits and more information are available at the following Health Division office during weekday office hours: 1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac; 27725 Greenfield, Southfield; 1010 E. West Maple, Walled Lake. Health officials will give out only one test kit per person.
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