Now's the time to test your home for radon. January is Radon Action Month , and Conrad Weiffenbach with the Wiscosnin Division of Public Health says every home in the state ought to be tested. Weiffenbach says moderately priced test kits are pretty accurate. Dealing with the problem will cost a bit more, about $1000.
Radon is a naturally occurring, odorless radioactive gas indentified as a precurser to lung cancer. Between five and ten percent of the homes in Wisconsin have radon levels above the US EPA guideline.