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Posted on: January 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] January is National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month

Protect your family. Test home for radon.

January National Radon Action Month

Radon-what is it?

• Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that cannot be seen or smelled.

• Radon can be found in the soil and rocks beneath homes, in well water, and in some building materials.

• Radon can seep into homes from the soil by entering through cracks in home/building foundations, floors, and walls. 

Why Test for Radon?

• Breathing radon in your home can cause lung cancer.

• Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the country-the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon Test Kits are an easy, inexpensive way to test for radon in your home.

Contact:
Story County Environmental Health Department
Email: healthweb@storycountyiowa.gov Phone: 515-382-7240 

During the month of January, up to 50 kits will be available FREE (limit one per household).

Further information on radon can be found on the following websites:

https://www.epa.gov/radon

https://idph.iowa.gov/radon

https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/features/protect-home-radon/

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/healthy_homes/healthyhomes/radon

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