January is National Radon Action Month

Posted 1/4/2018 in Public Health

Test Your Home. Protect Your Health.

You can’t see, smell, or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer death among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of 21,000 Americans each year.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency the entire state of Iowa is considered at high risk for radon gas. High levels of radon can be found in any type of home, so it is important for everyone to test their home. In fact, the US Surgeon General urges all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes.

This January, take action. Attend the FREE Radon presentation at the Delaware County Extension office, 1417 N Franklin Street in Manchester, on Monday, January 15th at 7PM. Presenters include Charity Loecke with Delaware County Public Health and Matt Griswold with Midwest Systems.  Learn more about radon, how it’s dangerous, and how you can test for it in your home.

Short term radon test kits will be available to purchase, that night or at the Delaware County Extension office for $7.00.  Register by January 12th to attend.  For more information and to register, call Delaware County Extension Office at 563-927-4201.