(KINGSFORD, MI.)– Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. claiming approximately 20,000 lives annually or slightly more than two every hour.
Radon is a radioactive odorless gas produced from the decomposition of uranium. Therefore, it could be lingering in a private home or public building without the occupant being aware of its presence.
Fortunately, scientists have provided the tools that can help protect us from radon, such as a simple test that can determine the approximate level of exposure in a specific structure.
In observance of “Radon Action Month” the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department (DIDHD) has reduced the cost to $5 for the short-term test kits for the month of January.
Anyone seeking further information regarding the department’s Radon Program can call DIDHD at (906) 779-7239.