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Environmental Health


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, odorless, 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.

If you are interested in obtaining a Radon Test Kit, please call 888-669-7154 first to see if we have FREE TEST KITS available. Otherwise, click the link below to purchase a test kit. Radon test kits can be mailed to your home. 

How to Test for Radon in Your Home

TRPHD provides AirCheck short-term radon tests. Below are links for an instructional pamphlet and video.

Radon Information and Resources

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.