Radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. It is an oderless, naturally occurring, radioactive gas that rises through the soil and can leak into your home through unsealed cracks and holes in your foundation. Cedar County has some of the highest levels of radon in Nebraska.
During the winter when your doors and window are closed is the best time to test for radon. Radon test kits are available at the Nebraska Extension Office in Cedar County. Cost is $5 per kit. Please make checks payable to Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department.
For more information on radon visit http://www.radon.com/.