The Radon component of the Wyoming Cancer Program provides information to Wyoming residents, contractors, and real estate agents about radon.
What is radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas that doesn’t have a color, odor or taste. Radon seeps up from the earth into the air we breathe, and comes from the natural break down of uranium in almost all soil.
To find out more about radon, please visit the EPA radon website.
Radon and your home
Your home can be at risk for radon if it is:
- Built with a basement
- Built without a basement
Because radon in produced in soil it is able to move up through the dirt and rocks and through walls into the air we breath. If radon is allowed to build up, it can become a health concern.
Health risks of radon exposure
Exposure to the radioactive particles in radon can damage the cells that line the lung and can cause lung cancer.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Wyoming. the EPA estimates that radon causes about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year in the United States.
Radon can make the lung damage caused by smoking worse, putting smokers with elevated radon levels in their homes at an even higher risk for lung cancer.
Order a radon test kit
Radon test kits can be ordered from the Wyoming Radon Progam at $7 for 1 kit or $12 for 2 kits. Please call 307.777.6015 to order a kit.
If elevated radon levels are found in a home, it is relatively easy to lower and services can be completed in about a day with an immediate reduction in radon levels.
Find a radon service provider
Please visit AARST-NRPP.com to find a certified radon service provider near you!
Average Outdoor Level
Average Indoor Level
Fix It! Level
Radon levels are measured in picoCuries per liter (pCi/L). The EPA say any home that tests over 4.0 pCi/L should get fixed as soon as possible. Homes that test between 2.0 pCi/L and 4.0 pCi/L should be fixed soon.