Radon: The Leading Environmental Cause of Cancer Mortality in Iowa

March 26th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Radon, a colorless, odorless gas, is considered one of the greatest public health risks in Iowa. The gas is emitted from the ground, enters homes through cracks in walls, basement floors, and other openings, and is a leading cause of lung cancer.

Dr. Bill Field, a professor at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, will discuss the very real dangers of radon in residential and commercial properties. Dr. Field has been recognized as one of the foremost authorities on radon, not only for his research into the radioactive gas, but because of his advocacy and outreach efforts. He’ll explain why radon causes health issues and how you can detect and mitigate it.

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