High levels of radon in your home can expose you and your family to radiation, which can damage your lungs and increase your risk of developing lung cancer. Forty-nine percent of homes in La Plata County have required mitigation of the colorless, odorless gas produced by decaying uranium in rocks and soil.
The cancer survivor and healthcare professional is warning -radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer.
It is estimated that almost one home in every 15 in the US has an elevated radon level. "Therefore it is important all homeowners in our area test for radon gas".
Test kits can be ordered through the CDPH Indoor Radon Program webpage or by calling the program toll-free at 1-800-745-7236. During the winter, home heating systems tend to draw in radon gas from the soil, increasing radon levels inside the home.
According to Clint Marshall, public health radon specialist, it is estimated that 1 in 5 homes in Dane County have high levels of radon.
Test kits are available at city and county health departments, many hardware stores, or directly from radon testing laboratories.
Radon levels vary throughout CT. That's why January is a great time to test, "said Chrystine Kelly, who serves as the CDPHS radon program manager, in a recent department press release".
Kits can be picked up at the public health clinic on Meade Street Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. Perform a radon test after installing a new heating system or central air conditioning. The maximum reading for Greene County was 590 pCi/L, the minimum Greene County reading was 0.1 pCi/L, with an average reading of 7.14 pCi/L. As with many home repairs, the cost of radon mitigation varies. More information on radon mitigation can be found at www.epa.gov/radon by clicking on the "Publications and Resources link" and viewing the EPA publication Consumer's Guide to Radon.
McFarland added that it's important for people to keep in mind to correctly fill out the card that comes with the kit, indicating a start date and time when the test began followed by the end date and time. "It's an easier time to test than the summer months".
Tests should be done in the lowest level of the home that is frequently occupied. The lab will send results within two or three weeks. Lincoln County Health Department is always working for a safer and healthier Lincoln County.
A GoFundMe page initially set up to help her family bury her has since been removed , but a second one has been established. Upon reaching the spot, they found the severely burnt victim and rushed her to Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor.
The teacher was called on a subsequent time and asked the board another question, according to the report . Ms Hargrave told the board: "you're making our job more difficult" by not addressing valid pay concerns.
Andrew is IGN's executive editor of news and could never play everything coming to Switch even if time stopped for a year. But before we get into all of that, check out the Mario Tennis Aces portion of the Direct below at around the 4:35 mark.
The former NY senator blamed then-FBI Director James Comey reopening the case right before the election on her shocking loss. Strzok and Page used words like "idiot" and "loathsome human" to describe Trump during the campaign.
And as a post by NASA on the "supermoon trilogy" explains , the January 31 supermoon will be definitely worth taking a look at. Blood moons are a much creepier way to describe total lunar eclipses , which turn the astronomical body a vibrant crimson.
The announcement was made at the 26th edition of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) awards gala held in Accra. He netted the stoppage time penalty against Congo, which sent the Egyptian team to the world cup competition.
The terrorists first lobbed grenades and then began indiscriminate firing and entered the training centre in Awantipora. And all the injured were evacuated to Army's 92 base hospital in Badamibagh, Srinagar for treatment.
The cold air, reinforced with another area of high pressure on Wednesday , will persist for much of next week. Temperatures will get above freezing by Midweek, but it gets very cold again to end the week.
That setup a first down at the Bison 29-yard line for the Dukes, however the Bison defense would answer once again. The teams traded field goals in the final minute of the first half and the Bison took a 17-6 lead into halftime.
Nike quietly delete confirmation of Coutinho's Barca move
Reports emerged in August , saying the Brazilian handed Liverpool a transfer request , but the club denied those reports. Liverpool are equal sixth favourite with Manchester United at $15 to lift the biggest trophy in club football.
Drunk man leads police to hotel room arsenal
Senties says investigators don't believe the man intended "to use the weapons or to cause any kind of issue". Police had not yet interviewed the man, and had not yet determined why he had an arsenal in his hotel room.
Trump fires entire HIV/AIDS council by FedEx letter
At PACHA's last meeting in August, the Council urged the Administration to affirm the National HIV/AIDS Strategy through 2020. The Trump administration this past week dismissed the remaining members of a federal advisory council on HIV and AIDS.
Winter Weather Advisory noon Saturday through 1 AM Sunday
The weather impact will be for the northern and southern Clearwater mountains, and the Bitteroot/Sapphire mountains. The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that will be in effect from 7 p.m.
Amy Poehler Returns To Golden Globes As Presenter
Oprah Winfrey, meanwhile, will receive a special honour at the Golden Globes, after being awarded the Cecil B. An insider claimed: 'All female actresses attending the Globes are protesting by just wearing black gowns'.