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Wyoming school district has a creative way for radon awareness

“Wyoming students in grades 3-9 are invited to participate in a poster contest to raise awareness about radon gas and radon testing.

“Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas found in the soil that can sometimes reach dangerous levels in homes,” the Wyoming Department of Health said in their Wednesday, Oct. 30 announcement. “The U.S. Surgeon General lists radon exposure as the second leading cause of lung cancer in the nation.”

Star Jones is the outreach and education supervisor for the health department’s Wyoming Cancer Program.

“The only way to detect the amount of radon present in a home or other building is to test,” Jones said. “We know there is a lot of creativity out there among Wyoming youth. We want them to use their ideas and skills to help tell the story of radon and its risks.””

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Considering that radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer, you’d think that many homeowners would take that threat seriously. Unfortunately due to the nature of radon and it’s difficulty in detection, it’s not something many people think about. This poster contest is a great way for kids to enlighten their communities about the dangers of radon.

If you suspect radon is present in your home, please call a professional immediately. Bauer Restoration offers both testing and radon mitigation services. Call us at 507-333-9838 or visit our radon mitigation page for more information.