During January – which is National Radon Action Month – the Kewaunee County Health Department (KCHD), Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are encouraging Kewaunee County residents to learn more about radon and how to avoid being exposed to it.
Of Wisconsin homes, 5%-10% have elevated radon levels on the main floor, so the EPA recommends that homeowners install systems to eliminate radon if levels are found to be 4 picocuries per liter (4 pCi/L) or higher.
The KCHD sells short-term test kits for $8, which includes analysis. Obtain a test kit at the KCHD, 810 Lincoln St. in Kewaunee, and call 920.388.7160 if you have questions.
To get information about radon levels by zip code, how to test, the health risk, and how to reduce radon in a house, visit lowradon.org.