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Governor Rick Snyder Proclaimed Radon Action Month in Michigan

by Margaret Henderson

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is promoting Radon Action Month, encouraging testing of all homes. Governor Snyder proclaimed Radon Action Month in Michigan writing that elevated radon levels can be found in every Michigan county and in some Michigan counties more than 50 percent of homes tested had elevated radon levels; and 26 percent of all radon tests conducted statewide returned results at or above 4.0 pCi/L, the USEPA recommended action level. http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/2013_Radon_Proc-portrait_size_408782_7.pdf

The Indoor Radon Program in Michigan operates to increase awareness of radon risks and encourages testing and mitigation. The Program provides information about radon health risk as a Class A carcinogen. It explains the mechanism of radon decay products damaging lung tissue. On January 16, 2018, the Program presented a webinar, “Radon Awareness for Healthcare Providers and Their Patients.

Outreach to the public is provided in answers to numerous Frequently Asked Questions. A list of links to resources on topics about radon are porvided, including links to other programs, radiation information, radon in water, and testers and mitigators.

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