Radon Information for
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.
Every region of Wisconsin has some homes with elevated radon levels.
The only way to know the radon
level in a house is to measure it. You can get Radon test kits in hardware stores
or from local health agencies (see information centers, below) for around $20.
Radon can be controlled in any house.
The State of Wisconsin supports a variety of radon activities, including
research, education and a
statewide network of Radon Information Centers
The RICs can provide information,
test kits, and consultations to the public regarding radioactive radon gas.
Wisconsin also supports a hotline that can direct you to
your local RIC or a radon expert at 1-888 LOW RADON (1-888-569-7236).
Regional Radon Information Center Map -
Click on your county for contact information.
December 18, 2013