Free Radon Testing Kits
Radon is a radioactive gas that can build up in homes and cause lung cancer. To determine if your home is at risk, Sarpy/Cass Department of Health & Wellness has provided free radon testing kits to City Hall for distribution.
Indoor radon levels depend upon the concentration of radon in the soil, the number of available paths into the building, and the strength of forces drawing radon into the building. Levels can vary greatly in the same town, on the same street, and from house to house.
Prolonged exposure to high levels of radon can lead to lung cancer â€“ radonâ€™s only known health effect. Radon is considered to be the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that radon causes about 14,000 deaths per year in the United States.
Ask for a free radon testing kit from City Hall while supplies last.