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Panhandle company warns dangers of high radon levels

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The Panhandle Public Health Department spreads awareness of the dangers of radon, as January is National Radon Awareness Month.

Environmental Health Coordinator Tabi Prochazka says one in every two homes in the Panhandle have elevated levels of radon.

She says normal levels of radon should not exceed four picocuries per litre of oxygen.

She says radon is the leading cause of cancer for non –smokers.

This month the Public Health Department is offering free radon kits to test your home.

She says it's important to test for radon because there's no other way to know if your house has high levels.

"Radon is a natural occurring invisible gas that is harmless when dispersed in outdoor air but when trapped in buildings can be harmful at elevated levels.   Houses next to each other can have very different levels of radon," says Prochazka. 

Prochazka says she still has some kits available.

To find out more information on how to get your own kit you can call her at 308-487-3600.

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