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Radon

TRPHD is dedicated to creating healthier home environments by lowering radon in the homes of our jurisdiction.

Radon is a radioactive gas that is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.  In Nebraska, the concentration of radon radiation in homes is frequently higher than the EPA recommends. It is important to test every home for radon.  The reason it is important to test for radon is that it is odorless, tasteless, and invisible to the human eye.  A very small amount of radon can have a large health effect. 

This year Two Rivers Public Health Department received the Radon Awareness and Risk Reduction grant again.  The objectives of this grant are to increase local awareness about the risk of long term exposure to radon and the methods in which to test and reduce radon in homes.  We plan on educating the public through various means such as: television, presentations, and health fairs.

If you are interested in obtaining a Radon Test Kit, please visit our Kearney our Holdrege office. Radon Test Kits can also be mailed to your home. To request a test kit to be mailed to your home, please call 308-995-4778.

How to Test for Radon in Your Home

After obtaining a radon test kit, please be aware of the following:

  • the kit needs to be hung at eye level
  • weather can affect the outcome of your test
  • make sure all doors and windows are closed
  • the test should be placed at the lowest livable level of your home
  • we recommend using one test kit for every 2,000 square feet
  • be sure to periodically test your home

For further instructions see form below or call us at 888-669-7154.