January is Radon Action Month - test your home today!
Half-priced radon test kits are available at Washtenaw County Public Health’s Environmental Health Division and the Ypsilanti Township Supervisor’s Office through January 31, 2017.
Purchase a radon test kit for only $5.00 at the following locations:
- Western Washtenaw County Service Center between the hours of 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The Service Center is located at 705 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. For questions or to purchase a test kit by mail for an additional $2.00, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (734) 222-3869.
- Ypsilanti Township Supervisor’s Office between the hours of 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday (closed for lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm daily). The Ypsilanti Township Supervisor’s Office is located in the Civic Center at 7200 S. Huron River Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Contact Carly Willis at email@example.com or (734) 544-3512 with questions.
Kits will be available at both locations after January 31, 2017 at the regular price of $10 each.
Radon kits are also available to purchase online for $9.95 at http://mi.radon.com.
Why should I care about radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas that may be in your home. You can't see it, smell it or taste it. Radon is naturally formed in soil and rock. It moves through the ground and enters your home through cracks, sump pump pits, crawl spaces and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps the radon inside, where it can build up to unsafe levels.
Radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer for non-smokers in the United States. Radon is associated with over 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the U.S. alone.
Any home could have a radon problem. New and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes and homes with or without basements could all have radon.
The only way to know your home's radon level is to test. Over 40% of homes in Washtenaw County are estimated to be above the EPA’s 4.0 pCi/L radon action level. All homes in Washtenaw County should be tested for radon.
For more radon information, please visit: www.ewashtenaw.org/radon
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