Health officials encourage radon testing

Posted at 4:38 PM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 20:06:55-05

Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that can be extremely dangerous to your health. The United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates that residential radon exposure is responsible for 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year. And the only way to know if you're at risk is to test your home. 

“It does not matter if your neighbor has tested and they had low levels. Each house is different just like every individual is different so each home does need to be tested. You don’t know if you have it and the only way to know if you have it is to test,” says Stacey McFarlane of the Macomb County Health Dept. 

The test kits are free at the Macomb County Health Dept. for Macomb County residents. If you want to test your home for radon, you should contact the health department in your county.