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.
Regional Radon Information Centers
The State of Wisconsin supports a variety of radon activities, including
research, education and a
statewide network of Radon Information Centers
(RIC). The RICs provide information and advisory
assistance to the public regarding radioactive radon gas.
radon test kits and consultation
with certified radon experts, call the regional Radon
Information Center for your county. Click on your county for your regional Radon Information
Center contact information.
Last Revised: July 18, 2011