Radon is a Health Hazard

Radon is a health hazard that you can put a stop to. Radon is an unscented, radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water.

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2017 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages.

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AB 2062 positively impacts CalWORKs families

On September 29, 2016, the Governor signed AB 2062 which will positively impact families receiving CalWORKs benefits.

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Drought Status Updates

Drought status updates for the public are now hosted weekly on the Tulare County Emergency site under the "Drought" heading.

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Flu Vaccinations and Preventive Efforts are Strongly Urged

Vaccinations and preventive efforts are strongly urged as the flu continues to circulate in Tulare County.

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Radon is a Health Hazard

Radon is a Health Hazard

Radon is a health hazard that you can put a stop to. Radon is an unscented, radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. It gets into the air we breathe and the greatest exposure is indoors at home, school, or office buildings.The EPA indicates that radon is responsible for 21,000 deaths each year - smokers are most at risk.

Testing for radon in your home is very important and kits can be bought at most hardware stores, or by contacting Alpha Energy Laboratories toll-free at (800) 324-5928 or 1-800-SOSRADON (1-800-767-7236). Solutions include a do-it-yourself mitigation system, or contacting a State-approved mitigator. You can find out more information by logging on to: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/environhealth/Pages/RadonFix.aspx or by calling 1-800-55RADON (557-2366) to get live help for your radon questions.