Radon can pose serious health risks, test your home now

State offers free radon test kits

The Health Department has a limited supply of free radon test kits for residents.

It is recommended that homeowners retest for radon every 2-5 years or if there have been any structural changes such as an addition or finishing a basement.

A colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs from the natural breakdown of the soil is affecting 50% of properties in Colorado.

The U.S. Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.

According to a National Health Advisory from the federal government -more than 21,000 Americans die of radon-related lung cancer every year.

Though radon can get into any type of building, including homes, offices, and schools, you and your family are likely to get your greatest exposure at home, where you spend most of your time.

While radon comes from the decay in uranium and is found in nearly all soil types, it isn't content to stay put. A list of participating health agencies and test kit vendors can be found on the MDH website at Local Radon Contacts.

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Radon levels in the outdoors are usually harmless; however, radon can build up indoors to risky levels.

Reduce radon gas by taking action to reduce radon entry into your home.

You're supposed to test for radon in the lowest part of your house and sometimes that may mean in your closet. Options for remediation of radon in the home are available at the CDPH Indoor Radon Program. Radon is also found in building materials and in well water. "Therefore it is important all homeowners in our area test for radon gas".

The Outagamie County Public Health Department says the only way to know if you have a safe level of radon inside your home is to conduct a radon test. Logan County has an average radon level of 4.4 pCi/L.

Testing should be done in the lowest lived in level of a home. If high levels of radon are detected, licensed contractors can install mitigation systems to eliminate the problem and protect you and your family.

Story courtesy Greene County Public Health.

For information about presentations as well as locations, call the Extension Office at 382-6461 or San Juan Basin Public Health at 335-2030.

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