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Public Health Data Inventory

Radon


Background

Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that can’t be seen, smelled or tasted. Its presence in a home can increase one's risk of lung cancer. The Nebraska Radon Program collects information on radon tests conducted and mitigation systems installed across the state, which is housed in a database maintained by the Office of Environmental Health Hazards and Indoor Air. Program staff periodically produce maps and tables reflecting summary data, which are intended to assist to help organizations target their resources and implement radon-resistant building codes, but not to determine whether or not radon testing should be conducted. All structures should be tested for radon to determine health risk, regardless of where in the state they are located.  

Type of Data

The data are program-level for ongoing surveillance.

Data Collection Method and Availability

Licensed radon professionals report on a monthly basis to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. These reports include details on radon tests conducted as well as mitigation systems installed. The Nebraska Radon Program enters this information into a database and periodically produces maps and tables reflecting summary data. Summary data are available online and refreshed every few years.  

Related Links and Reports

Nebraska Radon Program Home Page

Data Contact

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Nebraska Radon Program
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-8320