Radon kits available to borrow at your library

Sep. 18, 2020

According to the Alberta Lung Association, radon is an invisible, odourless, and tasteless radioactive gas which can get trapped in the home. This means that the only way to see how much radon is in your home is to test for it. This is important to do as long-term exposure to high levels of radon can lead to lung cancer.

In partnership with the Alberta Lung Association and with support from Health Canada, Marigold has Radon Kits available. Because radon levels are naturally lower during the summer months holds have not been filled for the last few months, but Marigold patrons can now place holds and checkout one of our eighteen Radon Kits for three weeks at a time. These kits are intended as an initial screening only, as long term testing of three months is required to get an accurate average radon level in a home. The kits can be found by searching Marigold Radon Detector in the catalogue.