Update: Data shows radon levels in Gilmer high after testing
During a span of 13 years, almost one-third of homes in Gilmer County tested for radon came back at elevated levels, according to research released through The University of Georgia. Renee Dotson, county coordinator with the local UGA Extension office, obtained the findings with the help of a radon educator at UGA.
“Here’s the data we were able to get our hands on that spans from 2003 to December 2016,” said Gabrielle Dean of UGA in an email. “The number of kits used in Gilmer County were 300, and the number of kits with high results in Gilmer County were 97.
“Approximately 32 percent of the kits used in Gilmer County came back elevated.”
The Times-Courier published a story about high levels of radon in north Georgia mountain counties in its Jan. 18 issue. Radon kits can be purchased at the UGA Extension office in Gilmer County at 1123 Progress Road, Suite A, in Ellijay. The phone number is 706-635-4426.