Marion Public Health is a subgrantee for Radon prevention education. MPH will be engaging in various radon education activities that will or have included: mailing letters to schools about mandatory Radon testing, dispersing Radon Education flyers in the county; passing out fliers and providing information at health fairs, setting up a board of realtor Radon training (CE’s available), mailing a targeted area in the county with elevated Radon levels and also to conduct educational opportunities for builders.
What is Radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring colorless/odorless gas that enters into a building that is in contact with the ground. Radon occurs by the decay of Uranium present in rock and soil. Local geology under and adjacent to buildings allows the Radon gas to migrate through foundations, cracks and small openings to enter any structure in contact with the soil