Radon is a colorless, tasteless, odorless, radioactive gas. It occurs naturally and is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking. It can also dissolve into our water supply.

Radon test kits are available at the Buffalo County Health Department. The kit is $10.


A public health professional can answer any questions you may have about radon and its effects on you and your family's health. Please stop in or contact us to get a test kit.

Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction
EPA Radon Measurements in Homes
American Cancer Society Radon Information
World Health Organization Radon Information