January is RADON Action Month
However, the hazard from radon continues year round.
RADON is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that can build up inside your home and make your family sick! The only way to know if you have high RADON levels is to test your home.
FREE TEST KITS are available from the Health & Sanitation Office at the Boone County Courthouse, or by attending one of our FREE Radon Action Month Seminars.
Short Term test kits - (test period 3 to 7 days) used for initial testing, and for re-testing when levels are above 8 pCi/L. (Retail value: $14.95)
Long Term test kits - (test period 91 to 365 days) used for follow-up testing where the results are between 4 pCi/L and 8 pCi/L. (Retail Value $ 25.95)
These kits are easy to use, directions are included. Postage and labs fees are paid, so testing is FREE.
Hurry and get your kit while supplies last!
2013 Radon Awareness Seminar Schedule:
February 18, 2013 -6:30 to 8:00 pm Leonard Good Community Center - Ogden
February 20, 2013 - 5:30 to 7:00 pm Madrid Public Library
February 25, 2013 - 6:00 to 7:30 Boone County Hospital 4th floor conference room
For more information about these radon seminars, call the Boone County Sanitarian at 515-433-0506.
FACTS ABOUT RADON:
- Iowa is #1 in the nation for homes with radon levels above the EPA recommended action limit.
- Radon kills more than 20,000 persons per year in the United States alone.
- Radon can be in ANY home or building.
- Testing for Radon is easy, fast and inexpensive.
- Radon problems in your home CAN be fixed!
Information about Radon is available at the following websites:
Iowa Department of Public Health: Radon Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Radon / Indoor Air Program
If you have questions, or for further information, call David Frost, Boone County Sanitarian at 515-433-0506 during normal business hours.