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Radon Program

What is radon?

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. It may be a problem in your home and you don't even know it. You can't see, smell or taste radon. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.

The American Medical Association, the American Lung Association, the Surgeon General and others confirm that radon is a leading environmental health-risk in homes today. According to the EPA, Iowa has more above the recommended action level than any other state.

What can you do about  radon?

Tama County  Public Health & Home Care Picture of the Radon Test Kit. urges you to test your home today. Radon comes from the natural radioactive-breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets into the air we breathe.

January is National Radon Awareness Month. Come to Tama County  Public Health & Home Care and pick up your Radon Test Kit. Testing for radon is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk. For more information on radon call Tama County Public Health & Home Care at 1-866-484-4788.

For more information about the Radon Test Kit, visit their website at Click on "Animated Test Kit Instructions" for detailed instructions.

Radon Hotline: 1-800-383-5992
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What types of services are offered through the Tama County Public Health & Home Care Radon Program?

Tama County  Public Health & Home Care

Is there a fee for the service/program?

There is no cost for information on radon.