Monday, February 17, 2020
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January is National Radon Awareness Month

High levels of radon have been found in homes in Iron County. Exposure to radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Each year in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that approximately 21,000 lung cancer deaths are caused by radon. "People that have never smoked are being diagnosed with lung cancer. Iron county has naturally occurring radon in our soil, therefore it is important that people test for radon in their homes."

Testing is cheap and easy. Test kits are available for a nominal fee ($5.00) from the Iron County Health Department.

Homes with high radon levels can be fixed for a reasonable price. If your test result is elevated or if you have questions about making your home safe, contact your Health Department or the Northern Wisconsin Radon Information Center toll-free at 1-888-LOW-RADON (569-7236). Your health and the health of your children are is not something to gamble with. Don't wait, test today.