Warren County Health Services
Indoor Air Quality

  • Radon Facts
  • Radon Position Statement
  • Radon Kits
  • Mold - 10 Things You Should Know
  • Mold Facts & Exposure
  • Mold Cleanup Tips
  • Mold as an Environmental and Health Issue
  • Carbon Monoxide Safty Tips


  • Radon


    Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You can't see it, smell it, feel it, or taste it. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets in the air you breathe. It can be found all over the United States in any type of building - homes, schools, offices, etc. The danger increases with the amount of time spent in areas with high levels of radon. There are simple ways to fix a radon problem that aren't too costly and even high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels. Testing is the only way to know if you or your family is at risk from radon. Testing is inexpensive and takes only a few minutes of your time. Short-term test kits are available from our office at a reduced cost.


    Asthma


    Asthma is a condition that keeps you from breathing normally. When you have an asthma attack, your airways get narrow, making it difficult to breathe. Some of the symptoms are coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Indoor pollutants that include secondhand smoke, dust, dust mites, pets, molds, and pests can trigger asthma. Many outdoor triggers exist also.


    Other indoor air quality concerns.


    If you would like to learn about other indoor air concerns, or if you would like to know more about radon and asthma, contact our office or go to the following links:
    US Environmental Protection Agency - air