Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. You can’t see or smell it, so testing is the only way to determine your level of exposure. The entire state of Iowa is considered a Zone 1, the highest exposure coverage. The best time to test for radon is the winter months when your house is closed up for a period of time.
To educate yourself more on radon, the health risks it causes and other resources, visit https://www.epa.gov/radon.
When you’re ready to test your home, test’s may be purchased locally from:
Michelle Abadie, Osceola County Sanitarian at 712.461.2419 or
Osceola County Public Health 712.754.4611