EAU CLAIRE Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – January is national radon action month, which serves as a reminder to have your home tested for the odorless, tasteless gas. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. About one in every 10 homes in Wisconsin have radon levels above the national guidelines.

Radon is a naturally occurring gas caused by soil underneath your home. Testing for the gas is quick, easy, and inexpensive. Elizabeth Paulson with the Eau Claire City-County Health Department says right now is the best time to test your home, with how often you’re inside during the winter. 

“Our houses are closed up. We spend a lot of time in our houses in Wisconsin during winter, especially now there’s a lot more people that work from home, so we really want to promote this time to take and actually run a test in the month of January and see what your levels are in your home,” said Paulson. If you need a radon test kit, the Eau Claire City-County Health Department has some for 10 dollars. You can also find them in most hardware stores.