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Radon Test Kits Available

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Keep your family safe from radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer. January is National Radon Action Month. Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) will have short term radon test kits, while supplies last, for people living in Burt, Cuming, Madison, and Stanton counties. The kits are available for $8.00 plus sales tax.

Radon is a natural gas in soil and rock that you cannot see or smell. It can enter your home through holes and cracks in the basement floor, walls, or from well water.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that homes with radon levels of 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) of air or more be mitigated. Last year, the average radon level in the health department’s service area was 7.9 pCi/L, nearly twice the safe amount. 

Testing is easy and the winter months are the best time to test your home. The test kit should be set up in the middle of a room in the lowest level of your home that you often spend time in. It should be within the normal breathing zone (2 to 6 feet from the floor). When the three day testing period is over, simply seal the kit and ship to the lab for testing.

 

Radon kits will be for sale at the following health department office locations Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm:

·         ELVPHD Norfolk Office: 302 W Phillip Ave., Suite 100, Norfolk

·         ELVPHD Wisner Office: 2104 21st Circle, Wisner

·         ELVPHD Tekamah Office: 1121 S. 13th St.,  Tekamah

For more information please call 402-529-2233 or email tracy@elvphd.org. For more information about radon, visit ELVPHD’s website at www.elvphd.org. Public health aims to make people and communities healthy and safe. In doing so, ELVPHD offers many services and programs to local residents and businesses of Burt, Cuming, Stanton and Madison Counties in northeast Nebraska. Visit us online today at: www.elvphd.org.


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Elkhorn Logan Valley
Public Health Department
2104 21st Circle / PO Box 779, Wisner, NE 68791
Phone: 402.529.2233  - or -  877.379.4400
Fax: 402.529.2211
After Hours: 402.841.8110
Email: info@elvphd.org