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Naturally Occurring Gas Could Lead to Health Complications

Posted: Saturday, November 17th, 2012 at 6:23 am
Author: KCII News - Nathan Swenson

A transparent, radioactive gas could be putting some homeowners’ health at risk. Rick Brodke with the Iowa Department of Public Health says that radon is a naturally occurring gas that makes its way into homes through the soil.

Radon is considered a long term health risk and Brodke says having it in your home is similar to smoking without knowing it. He shares it’s a good idea to have your home tested, as the average radon levels in Washington County homes are twice the amount deemed safe by the EPA.

You can request a free test by calling the Washington County Environmental Health Department.