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Health Department has Radon Test Kits for Sale


Keep your family safe from radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer. Elkhorn Logan

Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) wants you to know that January is National Radon

Action Month. ELVPHD will have short term radon test kits, while supplies last, for people

living in Burt, Cuming, Madison, and Stanton counties. The kits will be available for $7.00 plus

sales tax starting January 3 rd .

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 over 8 pCi/L, twice the safe amount.

Testing is easy and the winter months are the best time to test your home for radon. 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 with the supplied package and ship to the lab for

testing.

Radon kits will be available while quantities last and can be picked up 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 21 st Circle, Wisner

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

For more information please call 402-529- 2233 or email mason@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: http://www.elvphd.org.

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About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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