Health department urges radon testing
By Josh Sumner
The Wauneta Breeze
Most people know about the health risks associated with prolonged exposure to radon—particularly its danger for causing lung cancer.
Instead of sitting idly by, the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department is doing something about it.
Two SWNPHD workers recently equipped themselves in the fight again radon by receiving two separate certifications.
Director of Public Health Myra Stoney and Environmental Health Coordinator Shane Smith, both of the SWNPHD, are now officially licensed by the state of Nebraska in radon measurement and mitigation.
Their message to citizens in their health district: Test your home’s radon levels today.
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