TRPHD is dedicated to creating healthier home environments by lowering radon in the homes of our jurisdiction.
Radon is a radioactive gas that is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. In Nebraska, the concentration of radon radiation in homes is frequently higher than the EPA recommends. It is important to test every home for radon. The reason it is important to test for radon is that it is tasteless, ordorless, and invisible to the human eye. A very small amount of radon can have a large health effect.
Radon Fact Sheet
For a quick summary of radon information specific to the Two Rivers Public Health Department jurisdiction check here!
Radon Test Kits
This year Two Rivers Public Health Department received the Radon Awareness and Risk Reduction grant again. The objectives of this grant are to increase local awareness about the risk of long term exposure to radon and the methods in which to test and reduce radon in homes. We plan on educating the public through various means such as: television, radio, and social media.
All of the free radon test kits have been distributed for 2023. Test kits can be purchased in our office for $15 or mailed to you for $20. Click the link below to purchase a test kit.
How to Test for Radon in Your Home
TRPHD provides AirCheck short-term radon tests. Below are links for an instructional pamphlet and video.
An instruction guide on how to perform an at home radon test.
This video shows how to test using the radon kits provided by Two Rivers Public Health Department.
List of licensed radon measurement businesses in Nebraska.
Radon Information and Resources
This map shows the average concentrations of radon in each Nebraska county.
This table shows the highest, lowest, and average radon concentration levels by county in Nebraska.
This is a link to the Nebraska DHHS radon website with additional radon information.
List of licensed mitigation businesses in Nebraska.
Nebraska Radon Resistant New Construction (RRNC)
Effective September 1st 2019, the Radon Resistant New Construction Act set standards for RRNC and is to be enforced by a county, city, or village as part of local building code.