Each year, radon kills more people than home fires, drowning, falls or drunk driving. Eau Claire County has a high rate of homes with high levels of radon. Yet many community members know very little about radon. Over 35% of tested homes in the county exceed the level of radon that is considered safe to have around your home.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the soil beneath and around some of our homes. In some homes here in Eau Claire it accumulates to levels that create a risk to the residents. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers! You can’t smell or taste it but it puts your family at risk!
Test your home for radon by purchasing a short-term test kit at the Eau Claire City County Health Department for just $10!. For more information on radon or the test kits please call the Eau Claire City County Health Department at (715) 839-4718.