Thanks to Steve and Liz Thorpe, our club has a new easier-to-use Radon detector and YOU can take it home for a week.  Simply press the reset button and set it in your basement or other area where you want to test fro Radon.  After about 6 hours, it will display a short term reading, and after 24 hours, you'll see a long-term reading.  If your long-term average is more than 4 pCi/L you should consider steps to reduce the Radon level to a safer level. The Iowa Radon Survey has indicated that Iowa has the largest percentage (or 71.6%) of homes above the US Environmental Protection Agency action level of 4 pCi/L. It is also designated by the US EPA as an entirely zone 1 state, which means that at least 50% of the homes are above US EPA's recommended action level.
Mason will bring the new detector to the meeting today, but asks that you send him an email to RSVP your week to make more birthdays in your home!