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Radon Awareness

Call (402) 375-2200 to get your Radon Test Kit today!* 

*NNPHD provides test kits for residents within the health district of Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne Counties.

We are requesting $5 per test kit.

 

What is Radon?

Where does Radon come from?

What does Radon do to me?

Who is at risk?

What are the average Radon levels in my county?        

Where can I go to get a Radon test kit?

When is the best time to test for Radon?

How do I test for Radon?

Where should I place the test kit?

How long does a test take?

How long does it take for me to receive my test results?

What should I do if there is Radon in my home?

Who are the Licensed Radon Mitigation Contractors in our area?

Where can I find more information?

 

 What is Radon? 

  • Naturally occuring, radioactive gas
  • Colorless, tasteless, odorless 
  • Uranium in the soil that decays to radium then to radon

Where does Radon come from? 

  • Soil, Rocks and Minerals
  • Rises through the soil and into the air

How radon enters a house

What does Radon do to me? 

  • Increases risk of lung cancer
  • #1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers
  • Gets trapped in your lungs and causes tissue damage
  • Causes about 21,000 deaths per year

Who is at risk? 

  • Everyone is at risk but especially children because their lungs are still developing and are sensitive.
  • Smokers have a 15 times greater chance of developing lung cancer because of the way tobacco smoke and radon gas react with each other.

What are the average Radon levels in my county?

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The Enviornmental Protection Agency recommends that you fix your home if your radon level is greater than 4 pCi/L.

The state Environmental Health office gathers data yearly to track radon concentrations in all Nebraska Counties.  The counties shown above are in the NNPHD district.  To see a more detailed map visit http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/radon_general.aspx .

Where can I go to get a Radon Test Kit?

    We are requesting $5 per test kit.

* NNPHD provides test kits for residents within the health district of Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne Counties.
 
Cedar County
Cedar County Extension Office
101 East Centre
P.O. Box 368
Hartington, NE 68739-0368
Telephone Number: (402) 254-6821
 
Dixon County
Dixon County Extension Office
Haskell Agricultural Laboratory
57905 866 Road
Concord, NE 68728-0111
Telephone Number: (402) 584-2234
 
Wayne County
Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department
215 N. Pearl Street
Wayne, NE  68787 
Telephone Number:  (402) 375-2200
 
Wayne County Extension Office
510 N. Pearl St. Ste. C
Wayne, NE 68787-1939
Telephone Number: (402) 375-3310
 
Thurston County
Thurston County Extension Office
415 Main St.
Box 665
Pender, NE 68047
Telephone Number: (402) 385-6041
 

When is the best time to test for Radon?

  • Winter is the best time to test for radon because you need to keep your doors and windows closed during testing

How do I test for Radon? 

  • Pick up a test kit from a location listed above.
  • Sign for and provide cash or a check for $5 per kit.
  • Follow the directions on the kit. 

Where should I place the test kit? 

  • Lowest lived-in level of your house

How long does a test take? 

  • A short-term test takes 3-7 days.
  • A long-term test takes 3-12 months.
  • Mail your completed test to the lab as soon as possible (postage-paid envelope provided); Completed tests must arrive at the lab within 7 days from the end of the test.

How long does it take for me to receive my test results? 

  • Check your results at www.radon. com 24 to 48 hours after test kit arrives at lab.

What should I do if there is Radon in my home?

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  • The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that you fix your home if your radon level is greater then 4 pCi/L.
  • When a home's repeated test is above 4 pCi/L, contact NEDHHS for mitigation guidance, http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/radon_index.aspx, or 402-471-8320.

Who are the Licensed Radon Mitigation Contractors in our area?

Lindner Construction
126 South Main, Wayne, NE 68787
(402) 375-1616
lindner_construction@hotmail.com
  
Otte Construction, Inc.
521 South Centennial Road, Wayne, NE 68787
(402) 375-2180
kmoje@otteconstruction.com  
 
Radon Mitigators, Inc.
3400 Virginia Street, Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 252-1662
dcanny@cableone.net
 
Inspect First, Inc.
907 Woodcrest Drive, Norfolk, NE 68701
(402) 650-8040
inspectfirst@me.com
 
Environmental Services, Inc.
214 West Norfolk Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68701
(402) 371-7593
esinorfolk@conpoint.com
 
Radon Mitigation Systems, L.L.C.
4208 S. Lisanne Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57103
(605) 261-4440
clientcare@radonmitigationsystems.com
 

** Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department does not accept responsibility or liability for the quality of service received.  For a complete list of certified radon mitigation contractors, visit:   

 http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/radon_licensee.aspx

Where can I find more information?

For more information on radon you can visit the following websites:

 

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