The Kenosha County Division of Health is offering free radon test kits throughout November and December to anyone who donates a nonperishable food item. All food donations will go to local food pantries.
Participants are limited to two kits per person.
“This is a great opportunity to ensure your home is safe from radon and to help feed the community at the same time!” said Brad Wozniak, environmental sanitarian supervisor with the Division of Health.
It is a great time to find out if your residence is safe in these times when more people are working from home.
Radon is an odorless, radioactive gas know to cause lung cancer.
Testing is offered locally through the Kenosha/Walworth Radon Information Center, funded through a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Normally, the cost is $10 per kit.
The test kit is a small vile that must be left open to the air in the lowest livable level of a home for 48 to 50 hours. The vile is then capped and mailed to Accustar Labs, which generally provides the results within three days via mail, email or telephone.
Shipping and analysis of the kit is also free.
If your homes is found to have elevated level of radon, contact the Division of Health for more information about mitigation options.
The offer is redeemable Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kenosha County Division of Health in the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha, Entrance D, or from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Department of Public Works, in the County Center at Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol.
More information about radon is available on the Kenosha County website at this link, or on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services here.