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Test your home for radon

RADON is invisible, and has no smell. It's a common gas that comes from the soil in Iowa. And it's estimated to cause up to 400 deaths a year in Iowa. It's important to find out the level of radon in your home so that you can take steps to reduce it.

 

Tests are available now at Northeast Iowa RC&D. Stop by 101 E. Greene St. in Postville from 9-4 on Monday-Friday to pick up your test kits, or call 563-864-7112 to arrange to have kits dropped off at another location.

NOW AVAILABLE: Up to $1,000 to fix the radon problem in your home. Area contractors have agreed to work with RC&D and Postville households. In order to qualify, you must:

1. Live in Postville

2. Live in a home with radon levels at or above 4pCi/L.

3. Meet income guidelines. For information on these guidelines, contact RC&D at 563-864-7112. 

Call Northeast Iowa RC&D today for more information at 563-864-7112, or stop by 101 E. Greene St. Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. 

Scroll down for more information & how to use tests

What is radon?

Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that originates in the soil and enters homes through cracks, around pipes, drain tiles, between the floor and wall joints. Radon is a naturally-occurring gas. 

In the United States, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, and the second leading cause of lung cancer overall. The EPA estimates radon causes approximately 21,000 deaths per year in the US.

70% of Iowa homes have elevated radon  levels.

Is yours one of them?

It is important to test your home for radon. If your home does have high levels of radon, you can take steps to help reduce the amount of radon that enters the house.

 

According to the EPA, the State of Iowa has the highest percentage of homes above the recommended radon level in the United States.

How to use radon test kit

This shows how to use a radon test kit. The tests in the video look different, but work the same. Make sure to return it to RC&D or mail it as soon as possible!

These tests are available now

 

Stop by 101 E. Greene St. in Postville to pick up your test kits. For more information or to arrange to have kits dropped off at another Postville location, call 864-7112. 

Northeast Iowa RC&D

Address: 101 E Greene St

Phone: (563) 864-7112

Hours:

Monday: 8am-4:30pm

Tuesday: 8am-4:30pm

Wednesday: 8am-4:30pm

Thursday: 8am-4:30pm

Friday: 8am-4:30pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed