(Juneau) January is National Radon Action Month. Jessica Maloney is with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
“It’s colorless, odorless, and it’s radioactive, and it enters buildings through cracks and foundations, sump crocks and utility lines,” says Maloney. “And radon decays pretty quickly and gives off radioactive particles. And it causes lung cancer.”
Maloney urges homeowners to test for radon. She says, “they should go out and get a test kit this month, because January is a perfect time to test.”
Officials with Dodge County Public Health says citizens can get a free radon test kit from their department at 199 County Road D F in Juneau. They say that radon can cause lung cancer if exposed to it for prolonged periods of time and that one out of 10 homes in Wisconsin has high radon levels.