Family & Consumer Sciences
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
For more information give us a call or stop by our office.
Walk-a-Weigh - October 15th, 22nd, 29th, November 5th, 12th, 26th, December 3rd and 10th
Test for Radon in Well Water and Air
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
Fight Mold link Clean up moisture quickly and dry out wet areas, UGA Extension housing expert says.
Flooded Wells link Wells may be contaminated after Hurricane Irma flooding, but they can be cleared.
Emergency Preparedness link UGA Extension helps Georgians prepare for emergencies and recover from disasters.