Contact: Leslie Smith, Indoor Radon Specialist
Campaign: Radon Action Month
Dear MAB member,
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is happy to announce Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared January 2023 as Radon Action Month in Michigan, and she encourages all Michigan residents to learn more about this environmental hazard and test their homes during the heating season. You may download the proclamation here.
In addition, the Department has created a new EGLE Classroom video on the dangers of radon gas in the home. This is the latest free resource made available by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. Media outlets are encouraged to embed this video on their own websites for public viewing.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause cancer. Radon enters homes through openings in the foundation floor or walls. One in four homes in Michigan is estimated to have indoor radon levels that exceed the federal action level.
The EGLE Classroom video covers what radon gas is, the threat it presents, how to test for it, and fix it when found at dangerous levels. It is the latest EGLE Classroom episode that serves as a resource to assist students and instructors with information on environmental topics:
EGLE’s radon webpage also lists a variety of other radon resources available, including the popular activity booklet for kids that can be printed off.
EGLE’s YouTube page includes radon public service announcements in video and audio formats.
Resources can be printed and shared on social media channels.
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