Radon Kits Now Available!
Library members can now place holds and check out one of 18 Radon Kits for three weeks! These kits are available from October - April.
According to the Alberta Lung Association, radon is an invisible, odourless, and tasteless radioactive gas which can get trapped in the home and the only way to detect it is to test for it. This is important as long-term exposure to high levels of radon can lead to lung cancer.
Parons can test their home's radon levels and complete a short survey for a chance to win their own radon testing kit and some Alberta Lung swag! Alberta Lung will do a draw from each library system's surveys in April.
Although Marigold offers radon monitors for loan, the short checkout time provides patrons with just a snapshot of radon levels in their homes. For a more comprehensive assessment, it is advised that patrons follow up radon screening with a 90-day long-term test using a test kit. To promote this practice, Health Canada is initiating a discount code program starting this fall, allowing patrons to purchase a long-term radon detector at a reduced price until March 31, 2024.
Contact the library to receive this discount code.
These kits were made available to Marigold Library System by a partnership with the Alberta Lung Association and with support from Health Canada