The Livingston County Health Department (LCHD) received an overwhelming response from the community regarding free radon kits being offered during the month of January to promote Radon Action Awareness Month.
Due to this response, LCHD has run out of radon kits for the next few weeks and expects more kits to be available in February at a cost of $5 each. Some municipalities may still have a supply of kits on hand but residents are advised to call their local municipality in advance to verify stock. As an alternative, residents can also purchase radon kits at a discounted rate through www.mi.radon.com or check with their local hardware store for availability.
Residents who received a radon kit are reminded to use them prior to their expiration date (located on the kit). Testing is preferred during the winter months when homes are closed up and families are spending more time indoors. One in eight Michigan homes is likely to have an elevated radon level. Based on the number of homes tested, radon is present in elevated levels (above the EPA recommended action level of 4 pCi/L) in about 40 percent of Livingston County homes. Radon is tasteless, odorless, and colorless, and it has no warning symptoms (it does not cause headaches, nausea, fatigue, etc.). Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk for health issues caused by radon.
For more information about radon in Livingston County visit https://bit.ly/30lPHeB.