Radon

 
What is Radon?

Radon is a cancer-causing gas that occurs naturally from the radioactive decay of uranium in soil/rock. It’s colorless and odorless and could be present in your home. The EPA estimates that radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year in the US. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer overall and the leading cause in non-smokers.  

Radon Levels in Winnebago County 

Review radon test averages over a ten year span in Winnebago County. Due to the high average radon levels in Winnebago County the health deparment recoments all homes be tested. Testing is inexpensive, easy, and the only way to know if your family is being exposed to radon.

Where Can You Buy a Test Kit?

Test kits are available for $10.00 at the Winnebago County Health Department (Oshkosh and Neenah offices).

What do the results mean?

Find your test results at Alpha Energy/Dr Home Air

PicoCuries/liter of air (pCi/L)
Recommendations to Protect Your Family’s Health
4.0 pCi/L or lessNo action required
4.1 to 8.0 pCi/LConduct a long-term test to measure average radon level.
8.1 pCi/L or higherConsult with a professional, and consider installation of a radon-reduction system.

 

Alpha Energy Test Kit Sold at Winnebago County Health Dept

If You Have Radon Problem, You Can Fix It.

If you discover that you do have a radon problem, there are simple and cost effective ways to take care of it.  Even very high levels of radon can be reduced to acceptable levels.

Fixing Radon

Other Related Links