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Radon

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Radon is a gas that you cannot smell, taste or see. Radon forms naturally when uranium, thorium, or radium (radioactive metals) break down in rocks, soil and groundwater. People can be exposed to radon primarily from breathing radon in air that comes through cracks and gaps in buildings and homes.

Because radon comes naturally from the earth, people are always exposed to it.

Learn more at

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USEPAIAQ/bulletins/1cbfaf9

https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/radiation/brochure/profile_radon.htm

https://www.epa.gov/radon

For free radon test kits for Missouri residents click here.

Nodaway County Health Center • 2416 South Main, Maryville, MO  64468 • 660-562-2755 (phone) 660-562-4995 (fax)