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WAUSAU (WAOW) -
Health officials are encouraging people to test their homes
It's an invisible odorless gas caused by uranium in the soil
that can create serious health problems. Health officials say radon is the
second leading cause of lung cancer, next to smoking
Officials say radon levels can be high in many areas across
the state, but particularly in Marathon
County, due to the amount
of granite in the area.
"Everybody, especially in Marathon County,
should check their houses," said Steve Garbacz, radon mitigation
specialist, Abatron Engineering owner. "Just
because your neighbor has low radon, doesn't mean that you will.
You can pick up a home radon test kit at the health
department or a hardware store.
Removing radon from your home can be expensive, but experts
say it can save your live. They recommend installing a system that pumps the
gas out and away from the home.
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