IONIA – Residents can acquire a free radon check package this month on the Ionia County Well being Division in trade for a donation.
The Ionia County Well being Division is making a gift of short-term radon check kits throughout January in trade for a non-perishable meals, based on a press launch. January is Nationwide Radon Motion Month.
The well being division describes radon as “a colorless and odorless radioactive gasoline that happens naturally within the setting.” It’s the main reason for lung most cancers in nonsmokers and the second main reason for lung most cancers total.
Radon gasoline is launched from rock or soil and may seep into properties by foundations, cracks in flooring and partitions, natural voids round service pipes, based on the well being division.
A excessive stage of radon within the residence can improve radiation publicity, growing the danger of lung most cancers.
ICHD recommends that properties be examined. Testing properties is the one option to know if a household is in danger for radon, as there are not any warning indicators or signs of publicity, based on the well being division.
The US Environmental Safety Company estimates that one in each 15 properties within the nation has elevated radon ranges.
These with questions can contact ICHD at 616-527-5341.