Radon continues to be a huge problem in Nebraska
Radon continues to be a huge problem in Nebraska.
Dr. Joann Schaffer, Nebraska's Chief Medical Officer, DHHS; "come up positive."
Nebraska's Chief Medical Officer with the Department of Health and Human Services Dr. Joann Schaffer says residents are encouraged to test their homes on a regular basis. Radon is an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas that causes lung cancer. Testing kits are available to Nebraskans through the Nebraska Radon Program. Prices range from five to fifteen-dollars.
Winter is the perfect time to test your home for radon. Sara Morgan is Nebraska's Radon Program Manager and says the only way to know if radon is present in your home is to use a low cost test. It could save your life.
Sara Morgan, Nebraska Radon Program Manager; "lung cancer."
The gas can be detected in kits available through the Nebraska Radon Program. Kits range from five to fifteen dollars. This odorless, colorless gas leads to thousands of lung cancer deaths each year.
About 56% of all homes in Nebraska tested for radon show positive for the gas. Radon is a killer leading to thousands of lung cancer deaths each year. Sara Morgan is Nebraska's Radon Program Manager and says there is only one way to find out if it is lurking inside your home.
Morgan; "test for it."
Winter is a good time to test for radon as all windows and doors need to be closed and entry kept to a minimum. Low cost test kits are available through the Nebraska Radon Program.
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(courtesy of Nebraska Radio Network)