7405Free Radon Test Kits Available
- Dec 12, 2013
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Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development Council
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Release Date: December 12, 2013
For More Information: Jan Jorgensen, Dick Haskin or Dennis Wacker, President
Radon Tests Kits Free at RC&D
To promote radon awareness and make it easier for Nebraskans to test their homes for radon, the Northeast Nebraska RC&D has partnered with the North Central District Health Department to offer free radon test kits. Winter months are an opportune time for Nebraskans to test for radon in their homes. During winter, homes are closed up and can trap the toxic gas. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for people who have never smoked.
Radon is a radioactive gas. You can’t see it, taste it or even smell it. It comes from the decaying of naturally occurring uranium in the earth's soil and exists in varying amounts in most soils. It enters the home through cracks or holes in concrete floors or walls, sump pits, and drinking water from private wells. Once radon becomes trapped inside an enclosed space, it can accumulate.
The free tests kits are a quick screening method which indicates potential radon problems. They should be placed in the lowest livable level of the house. North Central District Health Department does follow up with anyone who has a test result of 4.0 pCi/L or above which is a health standard set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
For more information on radon, radon test kits and radon mitigation, call North Central District Health Department, 1-877-336-2406 or visit the EPA's website at www.epa.gov/radon. North Central District Health Department serves Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Pierce, and Rock Counties.
Kits can be picked up at the RC&D office during regular business hours of 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday each week.
The RC&D office is handicap accessible. This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer.
Northeast Nebraska RC&D
702 E. Park Ave.
Plainview, NE 68769
402-582-4866, FAX 3966
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