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Protect Yourself and Your Family Against Radon

Northwest Iowa — There may be a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas present in your home that, the American Cancer Society says, is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon gas can be found in many homes here in northwest Iowa, and your home could be one of them.

O’Brien County Public Health Environmental Specialist Jonathon Hintz explains what Radon gas is.

We asked Hintz how people get exposed to Radon.

He says testing your home for the presence of Radon is very simple, and can either give you peace of mind, or let you know that there’s a problem.

Hintz talks about what to do if your home has high levels of Radon.

He describes what the Radon mitigation company will do if your house has a Radon problem.

He says that, even if you’re a handyman, you shouldn’t try to handle the mitigation yourself.

Hintz says that all types of homes should be checked for Radon, since it’s an equal-opportunity home invader.

For more information you can call the O’Brien County Public Health Office in Primghar at 712-957-0105. Or you can visit their Facebook page by CLICKING HERE.

Or, for more information, check out the video below.

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