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Indoor Air Quality

Johnson County Extension assists residents with their questions and concerns about indoor air quality. There are two areas that cause particular concern:

Mold is a growing problem across the country and has been attributed to many respiratory ailments. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states,:

"Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints."

Radon is a known carcinogen

According to the EPA,:
"Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can't see, smell or taste. Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family's health. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America and claims about 20,000 lives annually."

For more information, visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Contact Us

Denise Dias
Family and Consumer Sciences Agent
Denise.Dias@jocogov.org