January is National Radon Action Month
Radon is a gas that has no smell or taste and is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. The state of Michigan estimates that one in every four Michigan homes is expected to have radon levels that exceed the recommended federal action level.
According to the EPA, “Exposure to radon is a preventable health risk and testing radon levels in your home can help prevent unnecessary exposure. If a high radon level is detected in your home, you can take steps to fix the problem to protect yourself and your family.”
To learn more about the hazards of radon, visit the EPA radon website at
or the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Environment radon site at