January is Radon Awareness Month.  Now is the best time to test for radon because your house is closed up for winter.

What is Radon?   Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that can seep into our homes unknowingly and it’s as harmful as smoking

Should you be concerned?  Yes, you should be concerned.  Many homes in Iowa have higher than accepted levels of Radon.

Since you can’t see or smell radon gas, it’s up to each of us to test.   Pick up your test kit at the Winneshiek County Public Health office at 305 Montgomery Street in Decorah for $15.  Do the simple test to get your results.  Then talk with area radon mitigators about how to rid or reduce your home radon levels.  Give yourself peace of mind and start the new year off healthier!


For more information, please see this link: https://www.cdc.gov/radon/radon-facts.html