Health officials urging Radon testing in homes

Testing homes for radon

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The La Crosse County Health Department is raising awareness about a dangerous gas called Radon.

The department says 57 Americans die from lung cancer caused by Radon found in their homes.

The tasteless and odorless gas can make its way through the cracks in a home's foundation.

In order to find out if a house has a high level of Radon, a test is required which can be bought through the La Crosse and Monroe County Health departments.

Health experts say radon can affect homes in different ways.

"From home to home it can really differ depending on your foundation, how you are using your home, maybe your HVAC systems so it can really vary from house to house," said Nicole Frankfourth from the La Crosse Co. Health Department.

Radon tests are also available at all La Crosse County Library locations for $10.

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