Marathon County Health Department serves as a Regional Radon Information Center (RIC) and provide technical consultation on testing for radon and how to mitigate or remove radon from the home. The RIC serves as a resource for the Public and other Health Departments for 12 Wisconsin Counties in Northern Wisconsin. Radon is a naturally occurring, odorless radioactive gas that causes lung cancer. Between five and ten percent of the homes in Wisconsin have radon levels above the US EPA guideline of 4 pCi/L for the year average on the main floor. Radon exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers!
How do I test for radon? What do I do if I have radon?
Radon testing is simple and inexpensive. Do-it-yourself test kits can be purchased at Marathon County Health Department for $8.00. Elevated radon can be reduced to safe levels by installing a radon mitigation system. Radon mitigation should be done by trained professionals who are certified by National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP). Installed Radon mitigation systems usually cost approximately $1,000. More information can be found through the link below or by calling Marathon County Health Department at (715) 261-1900.
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