Networking for Radon Awareness in Winnebago County
Winnebago County, Iowa does a lot to make the public aware of the hidden dangers of radon. Each year we print articles in the local newspapers and distribute public service announcements to the local radio station. Last year we partnered with a local farmers coop to give out 300 free radon test kits. This year we obtained a radon grant to give out 180 free radon test kits. We gave them to county schools and their staff. We also tested Waldorf College dorms, Day care centers, Public Health staff, and Mosaic. We also partnered with the local YMCA and the 3M manufacturing company to make employees aware of the risks posed by radon. 3M is also giving employees free radon kits.
I have held informational meetings with the public, Public Health staff, YMCA, 3M employees and people who have high radon levels in their homes.
North Iowa has a lot of homes with high radon levels so I frequently furnish information on mitigation and help people with identifying mitigators in their area.