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Radon

Radon

What is radon?

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. And it may be a problem in your home and you don't even know it. You can't see, smell or taste radon. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.

The American Medical Association, the American Lung Association, the Surgeon General and others confirm that radon is a leading environmental health-risk in homes today. According to the EPA, Iowa has more above the recommended action level than any other state.

What can you do about radon?

The Scott County Health Department urges you to test your home today. Radon comes from the natural radioactive-breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets into the air we breathe.

January is National Radon Awareness Month. Testing for radon is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk. For more information on radon call the Scott County Health Department at (563) 326-8618.

Radon Hotline: 1-800-383-5992
http://www.idph.iowa.gov/Portals/1/Files/Radon/citizensguide.pdf

What types of services are offered through the Scott County Health Department Radon Program?

The Scott County Health Department is a local source for information, consultation and referral in cases of radon related concerns.

Is there a fee for the service/program?

There is no cost for information on radon.

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