Radon is a tasteless, odorless, and colorless radioactive gas that is naturally occurring in soil or rock. Radon gas, if present where a home was built, may be able to seep into the home and cause long term health issues. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties will provide free radon test kits (normally $16) for residents of Menominee Counties and Delta Counties for the month of January, in order to encourage residents to test their homes for the radioactive gas. Tests kits can be picked up at both the Menominee County office (909 Tenth Ave, Menominee, MI) and at the Delta County office . One test kit per household is available. The test kits are hung in the lowest livable floor of the home over 3-7 days, to collect radon particles in the air. After 3-7 days, the kit is sealed and mailed in a provided envelope. If unsafe levels of radon are found, residents can then take a proactive approach to mitigate the gas and bring levels to a safe concentration.
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