Gov. Whitmer declared January 2022 Radon Action Month in Michigan and she encourages all Michigan residents to learn more about this environmental hazard and test their homes during the heating season.
You cannot see, smell or taste radon, and there are no short-term side effects that could cause alarm or warn of its presence. However, long-term exposure to radon increases the risk of developing lung cancer, which accounts for more deaths in both men and women than any other form of cancer in the United States, according to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). Learn more about Radon and what you can do about it.
The Oakland County Health Center at 27725 Greenfield Rd., Southfield, MI, currently has $5.00 Radon test kits for pick up during the month of January, while supplies last. Call the Health Dept. for additional details. 248-424-7192