January is RADON Action Month
However, the hazard from radon continues year round.
NEW for 2019: CLICK HERE TO ORDER A SHORT TERM TEST KIT ONLINE. These kits will be mailed to you for $ 10 (includes postage and handling, subject to availability). Payment is accepted online by credit card. Even if you cant make it to the office during the day, you can still get your kit ordered from your computer 24/7. Listen to KWBG AM 1590 radio on Friday mornings during January from 6:45 am to 8 am for a chance to win a FREE test kit.
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.
LOW COST TEST KITS are available from the Health & Sanitation Office at the Boone County Courthouse. See below:
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) PRICE = $ 8.00
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) PRICE = $ 25.00
These kits are easy to use, directions are included. Postage and labs fees are paid, so testing is INCLUDED in the Cost.
Hurry and get your kit while supplies last!
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:
If you have questions, or for further information, call the Boone County Sanitarian at 515-433-0506 during normal business hours.