January is Radon Action Month

Radon is an odorless, invisible gas. It is second only to cigarette smoking as the leading cause of lung cancer.  Each year about 21,000 Americans die from lung cancer caused by exposure to radon. Testing is is a simple and inexpensive way to know if your home has elevated levels of radon.

The average radon rating for American homes is 1.3 (pCi/L, or pico Curies per liter of air). Winnebago County's test average from 2006-2016 was 6.0 pCi/L. In fact, over half the results in Winnebago County since 2009 have been above the EPA's recommend level (4.0pCi/L or higher). Learn more about radon results.

Get a do-it-yourself kit from the Winnebago County Health Department – located in Oshkosh and Neenah. Kits are also available from your local City/Town clerks in Omro, Neenah, and Winneconne

During January - Radon Awareness Month, a short-term kit (48 hour test) is only $5.00 for Winnebago County residents (video link).

For more information call (920) 232-3000 or email: health@co.winnebago.wi.us

 

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