City Partners with FCCLA for Radon Testing Program

In a effort to address potential health hazards in homes, the City of Volga has teamed up with the Sioux Valley Middle School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter to launch a radon testing program. This collaborative effort aims to empower residents to check radon levels in their homes easily and effectively.

Radon, a colorless and odorless gas, is a radioactive element that naturally occurs in soil and can seep into homes through cracks and gaps in the foundation. Prolonged exposure to elevated levels of radon has been linked to an increased risk of lung cancer, making it crucial for homeowners to regularly test their living spaces.

Through this initiative, the city office in Volga will loan radon detectors to community residents for testing their homes. The process is simple:

    • Interested individuals can fill out a Google form, indicating their desire to loan a detector.
    • Once the form is submitted, the city office will contact the residents as soon as the testers become available
    • Upon returning the testing device, residents can receive help reading the results and, if needed, will be provided information for possible mitigation steps.

This partnership between Volga City and Sioux Valley Middle School FCCLA highlights the importance of community collaboration in addressing public health concerns. By leveraging resources and expertise from both entities, Matilynn Jaquet, a seventh-grade student at Sioux Valley and first-year member of FCCLA, took on the task on helping to develop the testing program as well as spreading the word about radon and the effects in can have on an individual’s health. The radon testing program aims to raise awareness about the risks associated with radon exposure and provide residents with the tools they need to safeguard their homes.

Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to test radon levels in their homes and take appropriate measures to mitigate any risks. By working together, the city of Volga and Sioux Valley Middle School FCCLA are paving the way for a safer and healthier community.

For more information about the radon testing program or to request a radon detector, contact the Volga city office or visit this link to sign-up.