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Nebraska Radon Program Awareness and Risk Reduction Projects for 2016-2017

by Margaret Henderson

Nebraska has a very high incidence of radon in homes; over half of radon tests in the state are above the EPA recommended action level of 4.0 pCi/L according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Radon Program. Data reported by county and city shows 73,280 test results with 60% of those being in excess of 4 pCi/L. The highest test result was 282 pi/L. Much of the state has recorded radon levels between 21 and 100 pCi/L, according to the mapping of data through 2013. http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Documents/RadonHighestResultByCounty.pdf

The Nebraska Radon Program Awareness and Risk Reduction Projects encourage more testing and mitigation. The program supports this mission by awarding grants to non-profit organizations for efforts to increase local awareness about the risks associated with radon exposure and to involve communities risk reduction.

A summary of the radon projects for 2016-2017 is mapped, providing contact information and geographic areas covered. The current map notes 17 organizations are participating throughout the state. See

For more information see the Nebraska Radon Program Community Activities page http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/radon_activities.aspx .