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Do I Have a Radon Problem at my House?

Q&A: What Happens if You Find Radon at Home?

Q&A: What Happens if You Find Radon at Home?

If there’s a health concern inside a home, Mindy Uhle can help county health departments and the public to address the issue. She’s the Healthy Homes Coordinator for the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Among the issues she addresses is radon, a gas that, in high levels, can cause health problems. To test for radon, homeowners can go to a hardware store to purchase an inexpensive charcoal test kit that can be placed on the lowest livable level of a home for a reading and then mailed to the manufacturer’s laboratory for results.

Q. What’s your role as the Healthy Homes Coordinator for the IDPH?

A. My role is to support county environmental health staff and provide information to the general public on health and housing issues.

Q. What is radon and how is it found inside a home?