Check Your Home for Radon with the Kent County Health Department's Free Test Kits

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January is National Radon Awareness month, and the Kent County Health Department is giving away free radon test kits for your home.

Community members can pick up a free test kit at the Health Department’s main clinic, 700 Fuller Ave. NE, in Grand Rapids, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Nearly 25% of homes in Michigan have dangerous levels of radon, according to the Health Department, and the only way to know if your home is safe is to test for it.

To learn more about radon, check out the Health Department’s “Matter of Public Health” podcast. Recent episodes highlight radon facts and steps you can take to reduce radon from your home.