January is Radon Action Month
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas this is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, according to the National Academy of Sciences. Five to ten percent of Wisconsin homes have radon levels above the acceptable guidelines of the Environmental Protection Agency. The only way to know of the presence of this odorless gas is to measure it with a kit available from most hardware stores or local health agencies. The Department of Health Services has designated 16 local health departments as Regional Radon Information Centers, which provide access to radon test kits and consultation with certified radon experts. To find the Regional Radon Information Center nearest you, call 1-888-LOW-RADON (888-569-7236) or find it online at the link above.