January is National Radon Action Month, and the Livingston County Department of Public Health is offering free radon kits to homeowners. You can pick up at short term radon kit through January 31st at the Environmental Health Division office. It is located at 2300 E. Grand River Ave in Genoa Township. January is a great time to check for radon since a lot of time is spent indoors, and when there can be more exposure. Radon is an invisible and odorless gas, but it can be deadly. It is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer caused by long term exposure. An estimated one in eight homes in Michigan may have radon amounts that are elevated.
You can contact the Livingston County Department of Health for more information about the kits at 517-546-9858. You can also contact the state of Michigan's Radon Program by calling 800-RADON-GAS. More informaion can also be found online at http://www.lchd.org/ and http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,1607,7-135-3310_4105_4196---,00.html.