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Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Extension Agents offer non-biased, research based solutions and cutting edge knowledge on many topics, including:

  • Food Safety
  • Food, Nutrition, and Health
  • Healthy, Safe, and Affordable Housing Environments
  • Economic Well Being for Individuals and Families
  • Positive Development for Individuals

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Test for Radon in Well Water and Air

Ensure your home is safe with a radon testing kit from UGA Extension.

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, after tobacco smoke. Radon is a colorless, tasteless, and odorless gas, occuring naturally in the soil and entering our homes through foundations and well water.

Radon test kits for checking the air in your home are available at the Monroe County Extension Office for $10.00

Test kits for well water are also available for $40.00 ($30 for the test fee plus $10 for prepaid overnight shipping label).

Due to special considerations in measuring radon in drinking water, it is necessary to follow certain guidelines on collecting the sample. Read the detailed sample collection and submission protocol. Necessary forms and collection bottles are available at Monroe County Extension Office.

Newsletters and Publications on Radon

Radon In Your Water

Uranium In Your Water

Radon Mitigation

Extension News
  • Yoga Kids link Almost 100 Georgia 4-H agents and assistants are now trained to teach Yoga for Kids. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 5/23/2018
  • Flea Fights link Get a hold on flea populations early to avoid a months-long battle. By Merritt Melancon, Merritt Melancon | Published: 5/17/2018
  • 4-H Food Product link Walker County 4-H'ers take first place in Georgia 4-H's Food Product Development Contest for their Cheez Beez. By Merritt Melancon, Merritt Melancon, Merritt Melancon | Published: 5/15/2018
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