National Radon Action Month http://wemu.org en Test Kits on Sale during Radon Action Month http://wemu.org/post/test-kits-sale-during-radon-action-month <p>A sobering fact during <strong><a href="http://www.epa.gov/radon/nram/">National Radon Action Month</a></strong>:&nbsp; nearly half of all homes in Washtenaw County contain high levels of radon gas.&nbsp;</p><p>Radon is a potentially harmful gas. It is tasteless, colorless, and odorless.</p><p>Angela Parsons is Washtenaw County's Environmental Health Education Coordinator. She says there's no easy way to determine if a house has radon other than to test for it.</p><p>Washtenaw County Public Health is offering radon test kits for half price this month.</p><p>Kits cost $5 and are available at the <a href="http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/environmental_health/indoor_air/radon/eh_radon.html"><strong>Western County Service Center</strong></a>.</p><blockquote><p style="margin-bottom: 0.75em; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>Where can I get a long-term radon test kit?</strong></p><ul style="line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px; list-style-image: url(http://www.ewashtenaw.org/bullet.gif); list-style-type: square; margin: 0.5em 0px 0px 1.5em; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><li style="margin-bottom: 0.5em;">Washtenaw County Environmental Health&nbsp;has&nbsp;alpha-track test kits&nbsp;available at our office&nbsp;for&nbsp;$20 each, which includes the cost of postage and laboratory analysis.&nbsp;The&nbsp;test kits can be purchased at the&nbsp;<a class="internal-link" href="http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/environmental_health/staff/frontpage" style="color: purple; background-color: transparent; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); border-bottom-style: solid;">Western County Service Center</a>. Test kits can also be mailed to you for an additional $2 to cover postage and handling. For questions or to order a test kit by mail, please call (734) 222-3869.&nbsp;</li><li style="margin-bottom: 0.5em;">To order&nbsp;an alpha track detector online, visit&nbsp;<a class="external-link" href="http://www.landauer.com/Radon_Solutions/Test_Your_Home_for_Radon.aspx" style="color: purple; background-color: transparent; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); border-bottom-style: solid;" target="_new">Landauer</a>,&nbsp;<a class="external-link" href="http://shop.accustarlabs.com/products/92-alpha-track-test-kit-single.aspx" style="color: purple; background-color: transparent; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); border-bottom-style: solid;" target="_new">Accustar Labs</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a class="external-link" href="https://rssi.us/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&amp;p=1" style="color: purple; background-color: transparent; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); border-bottom-style: solid;" target="_new">RSSI</a>.</li></ul></blockquote><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:27:08 +0000 Bob Eccles 40174 at http://wemu.org Test Kits on Sale during Radon Action Month