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Ionia County Gives out Radon Test Kits in Exchange for Food Donations

Ionia County Gives out Radon Test Kits in Exchange for Food Donations

IONIA COUNTY - The Ionia County Health Department is offering free radon test kits during the next three months to people who donate a non-perishable food item that will help local families.

Radon, an odorless gas, is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and the leading cause of the disease among non-smokers. In Michigan, one in eight homes is expected to have an elevated indoor radon level.

This radioactive gas can get trapped under a home and later drawn in through openings in the foundation floor or walls. Exposure over time increases the risk of long-term illnesses

Test kits are available at the health department, 175 E. Adams St. or the office can be reached by calling 616-527-5341.

Kits are also sold at local hardware stores and other retailers.