Low-cost radon test kits are available to Kewaunee County residents through the Kewaunee County Public Health Department.
Radon comes from trace amounts of natural uranium in the ground that seeps through cracks and openings in the basements and foundations of homes. Breathing in a high level of radon can lead to lung cancer.
“We do have homes with high levels of radon in Kewaunee County, and testing for this radioactive and odorless gas is a simple way that residents can protect themselves and their families from unknown exposure, which could lead to significant health risks if not detected,” said Cindy Kinnard, director of the Kewaunee County Public Health Department.
The department sells short-term radon test kits for $8, which includes analysis. Obtain a test kit by visiting the Kewaunee County Public Health Department at 810 Lincoln St. in Kewaunee. Questions? Call 920.388.7160.
Additional information about reducing radon and health risks and testing for radon is available at dhs.wisconsin.gov/radon/index.htm or by calling the Eastern Wisconsin Radon Information Center at 920.683.4454.