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Half price radon kits for Oakland Co. residents during January

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To help bring awareness to National Radon Action Month, the Oakland County Health Division is offering radon kits at half price through the month of January.

Radon is a potentially harmful gas and is the second-leading cause of lung cancer, according to the Health Division. The gas is typically harmless outdoors, but found inside a home it becomes a health hazard. According to the Environmental Protection Agency there may be elevated radon levels in Oakland County homes.

"You can't see or smell radon and people tend to ignore the possibility that it might exist at high levels in their homes," said Tony Drautz, administrator of Health Division's Environmental Health Services. "The cooler months are an ideal time to test your home for radon because the windows and doors are closed."

Oakland county residents can purchase a test kit for $5 at the North and South Oakland Health centers.

North Oakland Health Center, 1200 North Telegraph, Building 34E, Pontiac
South Oakland Health Center, 27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield

If high levels of radon are found in the home, contact Health Division's Environmental Health Services at 248-858-1312 (Pontiac) or 248-424-7190 (Southfield).

For more information, visit www.oakgov.com/health or www.epa.gov/radon

Public health information can be found on the Health Division's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/publichealthOC

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