Michigan Radon Testing and Information Resources
Michigan DEQ Radon Hotline (800-RADON GAS)
By far the best source for Michigan residents. Real people staff this hotline, and they are eager to help. Within a few days of your call you will receive a free infopack on radon testing & fixing. They also have a handle on where radon problems are — and are not — likely to arise in Michigan. However, you must take anything said with a grain of salt, because you are getting “book learning” rather than real world experience.
Be careful in using the DEQ list of “qualified radon contractors.” This list is simply a compilation of contractors who are accredited by NEHA or NRSB (See below). It includes many unlicensed companies who cannot operate legally in Michigan, and takes no account of consumer complaints. Michigan Radon Contractors includes a listing of these factors.
Some Useful Radon Links:
US EPA Search page (Great jumping-off point for any environmental questions)
AARST (Radon professional organization, scientific & technical orientation)
AirChek – Detailed information from the largest radon laboratory. Lots of other links. Especially strong on health effects.
Michigan Department of Consumer & Industry Services (DCIS)
This agency issues and enforces licenses for everything from beauticians to builders. Use their online database to check on a company’s license status. Remember that an individual and a corporation are two separate legal entities, and you are out of luck if the company itself does not have a license.
SE Michigan Better Business Bureau (248-644-9100)
Protecting the general public against unscrupulous and/or incompetent businesses. The phone number connects you to their hotline, or click here for the BBB website.
Environmental Health Departments
The place to go for local information on groundwater concerns, contaminated sites, and such. Also a source for radon test kits.
We understand that all of these departments have radon test kits for sale. These kits, produced and analyzed by AirChek, are a junior version of the one available through us.
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Michigan DNR Environmental Assistance Center (800-662-9278)
Clearinghouse for general environmental questions. If they don’t have the answer, they know who does. Examples — contaminated sites, underground storage tanks, wetland permits, etc.
Toxic Substance Hotline (800-MI-TOXIC)
Clearinghouse for information and referrals on using and disposing of pesticides and other toxic substances.
Pollution Emergency Alerting System Hotline (800-292-4706)
The environmental equivalent of 911. Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Aerial Photos of Southern Michigan (From the DNR)
Wetlands info (readable and detailed information)
Phone directory for Michigan DEQ (hundreds of direct phone numbers on almost any topic)
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(b) above the eave (not necessarily the edge) of the roof, and
(c) either ten feet away from, or two feet above, windows.