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Delta and Menominee County households can get free radon kits

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MENOMINEE, MI— Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties will provide free radon test kits during Radon Awareness Month.

Radon is a tasteless, odorless, and colorless radioactive gas that naturally occurs in soil or rock. It’s the second leading cause of lung cancer in smokers and the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. It can seep into homes and build to unhealthy levels.

This month, residents can pick up a free radon testing kit at the Delta County Public Health office or the Menominee County office.

The kit is hung in the lowest livable floor of the home for up to a week to collect radon particles. It’s then sealed and mailed in a provided envelope to a lab.

If unsafe levels of radon are found, residents can take steps to bring the levels to a safe concentration.