Fannie Lou Hamer Library is one of seven libraries throughout Mississippi selected to be a site for distribution of free radon home test kits from the Mississippi State Department of Health.
Make an appointment to pick up a kit via curbside. The library remains closed due to renovations of the Golden Key Community Center.
Kits are available while supplies last.
To schedule an appointment for pickup during library hours, call the Fannie Lou Hamer Library at 601-362-3012.
Call Monday-Friday between 9:00 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00 PM-5:00 PM.
To learn more about radon, call the MSDH Radon Information Line at 1-800-626-7739.
Excerpt from the press release from MSDH:
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) Radon Program is partnering with the Mississippi Public Library System next week to offer free radon home test kits as part of Radon Action Month.Radon is an odorless, colorless gas and is the second leading cause of lung cancer nationwide. More than 20,000 Americans die of radon-related lung cancer each year, and radon causes up to 15 percent of lung cancers worldwide.Radon is a radioactive gas found in nature. Its source is natural uranium in the earth. Being a gas, radon moves upward out of the soil and into the air, where it can enter and accumulate in homes. Uranium is found in most soils and in granite.For more information on radon exposure, visit the MSDH website at www.HealthyMS.com/radon.Follow MSDH by e-mail and social media at HealthyMS.com/connect.