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UPDATE: Cancer-causing gas could be found in 1 in 4 Michigan homes, according to EGLE

Date Published: 01/06/2020 [Source]

January is radon action month and many county health departments are selling or offering free radon test kits. According to the Michigan Department of Environment and Great Lakes and Energy one in four homes in Michigan have high levels of radon.

Radon a radioactive gas that is odorless, and tasteless but it's dangerous. The scentless gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer.

There are no visible "red flags" to look for. The best way to see if you have elevated levels of radon is to test for it. Most people get their homes tested for radon during inspections but Salina Multon, a radon administrator, says that's not enough.

EGLE officials say checking every two years is good if your home has tested positive for elevated levels of radon, every five years if your home tests negative.