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.
Lunch and Learn - 2019
Zero Weight Gain Holiday Challenge
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
National Honor link Mason McClintock receives $5,000 scholarship and will serve as 4-H’s national youth spokesperson for civic engagement.
Mold Removal link As flood waters recede, cleanup begins.
Radon Posters link Radon poster contest taps kids' creativity to teach about the dangers of radon.