Coldwater 517-279-9561

Hillsdale 517-437-7395

Three Rivers 269-273-2161

Environmental Hazards - radon, mercury, lead, mold


For more information on any of these environmental hazards, please call the following:

  • Branch County: 517-279-9561 ext. 106

  • Hillsdale County: 517-437-7395 ext. 311

  • St. Joseph County: 269-273-2161 ext. 233

Radon Test Kits

Home test kits for radon gas, an invisible, odorless gas that can cause health problems. Kits are available at each county office. You can search for a local Radon testing and mitigating contractor in the resources section.

Lead Poisoning Control

Enforcement of Housing Regulations regarding lead in cases where lead poisoning has occurred or a lead hazard has been identified. Consultation on abatement and other corrective action.

Mercury Exposure

Information about mercury, it's health risks, cleanup etc., are available in the FAQ and Resources sections.

Mold

Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. Molds grow best in warm, damp, and humid conditions, and spread and reproduce by making spores.

Carbon Monoxide

CO is found in combustion fumes, such as those produced by small gasoline engines, stoves, generators, lanterns, and gas ranges, or by burning charcoal and wood. Never use these items in a small enclosed area such as a home or garage as CO from these sources can build up in enclosed spaces. As a result, people and animals in these spaces can be poisoned and can die from breathing CO.

Common Environmental Chemicals

Fact sheets about common environmental chemicals Americans are exposed to in many ways, located in the resource section.
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