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Radon kits available

KINGSFORD – Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. claiming approximately 20,000 lives annually or slightly more than two every hour.

Radon is a radioactive odorless gas produced from the decomposition of uranium. Therefore, it could be lingering in a private home or public building without the occupant being aware of its presence.

Fortunately, scientists have provided the tools that can help protect against radon, such as a simple test that can determine the approximate level of exposure in a specific structure.

In observance of “Radon Action Month” the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department has reduced the cost to $5 for the short-term test kits for the month of January.

For more information, please call the health department at 906-779-7239.

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