What is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers? Radon. You can’t see, smell or taste radon, but it could be a problem in your home. Radon can get into any home, the age or size does not matter.
The only way to know your home’s radon level is to test it. Testing is easy, inexpensive and only takes a few minutes of your time. High levels of radon in your home can be fixed by having a system installed by a certified contractor. Nearly 4 out of 10 homes in Oconto County have high radon levels, compared to only 1 out of 10 in Wisconsin.
Call Oconto County Public Health at 920-834-7000 to buy your radon test kit; kits can be picked up from Public Health or mailed to you.