City Sells Out of Radon Kits…..Again
Prince George, B.C.- This is Radon Awareness Month in Prince George, and people are now certainly aware.
The awareness campaign launched by the City included the sale of radon test kits for a reduced price. In less than a week, the City has sold 200 of the kits and will not be getting any more shipments in.
Northern Health has ordered more of the testing kits and expects they will arrive by the end of next week, or shortly thereafter. Northern Health has sold 100 of the kits in the past couple of weeks.
Northern Health’s price is a little higher than what the City was charging, but the $25 dollars per kit fee includes shipping costs to have the kits sent to the testing facility once the sample gathering period is over. The Northern Health kits ( when they arrive) will be available at the Native Friendship Centre.
The radon issue came to the forefront earlier this year when a report revealed as many as one in every three homes in Prince George has higher than acceptable levels of the odourless gas. Radon gas is created by the decay of uranium and is a major cause of lung cancer.