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January is Radon Action Month

January is Radon Action Month

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States (WI Department of Health Services). However, lung cancer caused by radon can be prevented. Find out if you are at risk by testing your home for radon.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the soil beneath and around some of our homes. About 1 out of 10 homes in Wisconsin have radon levels above the US Environmental Protection Agency guideline of 4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter). Having a home with levels above 4pCi/L increases your risk of developing lung cancer.

Radon has no smell, taste or color, and therefore, it is impossible to detect with the human senses. It can be easily measured with a simple and inexpensive test that a homeowner can do themselves. TRACK DOWN MORE INFORMATION HERE.

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