Radon Screening Kits now available at Marigold member libraries

Mar. 02, 2020

Marigold Launches Radon Screening Kits

Strathmore, AB - Marigold Library System, in partnership with the Alberta Lung Association and with support from Health Canada, is excited to announce they now have Radon Kits available for checkout!

According to the Alberta Lung Association, radon is an invisible, odourless, and tasteless radioactive gas which can get trapped in the home. Therefore, the only way to detect how much radon is in your home is to test for it. This is important as long-term exposure to high levels of radon can lead to lung cancer.

Marigold patrons can now place holds and check-out one of our 18 Radon Kits for three weeks. These kits are intended as an initial screening only, as long-term testing of three months is required to get an accurate average radon level reading in a home. These kits will be unavailable in the summer as radon levels are naturally lower during the summer months.

 About Alberta Lung Association

Right now, 600,000 Albertans are living with lung disease — many more remain undiagnosed. That’s a reality we want to change.

The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT is a non-profit and volunteer-based charity that raises money to fight lung disease, fund lung health research and support patients in need. We also serve as an advocate on lung health issues with government, industry and the community.

We are also champions for policies and practices that make better air and better care possible for Albertans and residents in the Northwest Territories. We advocate for improved lung health by encouraging bans on flavoured tobacco, educating homeowners on the risks of radon, improving our air quality and raising awareness of other important issues.

Visit our website to learn more: https://ab.lung.ca/

About Health Canada

Health Canada is responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health. It ensures that high-quality health services are accessible, and works to reduce health risks.  They are a federal institution that is part of the Health Portfolio.  For more information visit their website at https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/corporate/health-portfolio.html

About Marigold:

Marigold Library System is a municipal collaborative serving 44 member municipalities and two First Nations – Stoney Nakoda Nation and Siksika Nation – 37-member library boards, 36 libraries, 11 books deposits, two inter-library loan pickup lockers and over 320,000 people across south-central Alberta.

The regional system, a non-profit organization, was established in 1981. Since then Marigold has grown to the third largest library system in the province – behind Edmonton and Calgary. It is a collaborative focusing on providing cost-effective public library services and support to residents and member libraries in rural Alberta. Marigold’s services include IT infrastructure, a network for resource sharing, expert consultation services and progressive public library services.

Marigold’s mission is to cultivate a collaborative community to support a range of responsive quality library services, training sessions, and programs.