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Radon Measurements by Zip Code

The table and map below shows averages by zip code, based on do-it-yourself tests residents have done through Health Department/municipal test kits and results found by certified radon measurement contractor Cutter Vac. A measurement over 4pCi/L is considered high and warrants mitigation. Find a test kit and test yourself, or contact a certified radon measurement professional. […]

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Welcome to Healthy Air, Healthy Us

This site is written by Fond du Lac County UW-Extension for residents, business/industry professionals, and elected officials about local air quality and energy issues. Thanks for visiting.  

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Renewable Energy Incentives from Focus on Energy

Focus on Energy is now offering competitive incentives for large renewable energy systems like solar, wind electric, biomass, or anaerobic digestion (biogas).  Customers can now apply for Focus’ Large Renewable Energy System Competitive Incentives. Incentives are available for up to 30 percent of the project costs for a renewable energy project.    

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Radon Mitigation At Home

Radon mitigation ($400-700) in an existing home is done by a process called “sub-slab depressurization.” The basement is tightly sealed, and a 4″ diameter pipe is extended from below the slab in the basement out the roof (see picture at left). This pipe becomes a vent for any gas below the foundation to be released […]

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The Costs of Driving

  Every penny increase in gasoline prices costs Fond du Lac County drivers an estimated additional $12.02 per day. That might not sound like much, but that equates to about $438, 619 per year – and that’s just for each penny increase! A ten cent increase costs Fond du Lac County drivers $4,386,190. That’s $4 […]

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Map of WI Renewable Energy Projects

Renewable energy installations by county and renewable energy projects around the state are interesting to see.  In the second map, click on the dots to learn more about each site.      

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Radon Display

UW-Extension has a display about radon for use during home construction tours, libraries, doctor’s offices and other public places. The display comes with informational written materials and free give-aways. If you would like to host the radon display at your location, contact Diana at 920/929-3178.

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Air Quality

For today’s air quality, click on “Detailed Alert Status” below. AIR QUALITY INDEX CHART Air Quality Index (AQI) Values Levels of Health Concern Colors When the AQIis in this range: …air quality conditions are: …as symbolized by this color: 0 to 50 Good Green 51 to 100 Moderate Yellow 101 to 150 Unhealthy for Sensitive […]

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Heat Can Hurt Air Quality

Heat Can Hurt Air Quality As the weather heats up, some people get out more, and some should just stay in.  Higher temperatures mean higher ozone levels, which can harm the elderly, young children, and anyone with a respiratory or cardiac disease.  Two Wisconsin services notify the public when ozone can be hazardous. UW Extension […]

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Test For Radon

Not sure whether to test? View the average radon measurements in your zip code. Radon tests kits are easy to use and easy to find. Short-term kits (48 hours) cost $10. Long-term kits (90 days – 1 year) cost $23. Only available from the Fond du Lac County Health Department.   Short-term kits are available […]

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