Statistics make case for radon testing need


Mark Versch, an environmental health analyst with the state's Department of Health and Human Services, visited the area last week to present a program on radon at Chadron State College. Versch is not out to alarm people, but rather to educate them about radon, and the simple steps they can take to limit their exposure to it at home.

"In the U.S. only seven to eight percent of homes are over 4 pCi/l, In Nebraska it's 56 percent," Versch said. "In Nebraska, 3 percent of home are over 20 pCi/l. The average (nationwide) is .01 percent."

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