Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health services are urging Wisconsin residents to test their home for radon.

MADISON, Wis. (WEAU) – Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health services are urging Wisconsin residents to test their home for radon.

According to a release from the DHS, radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer overall and leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.

The DHS says exposure to radon gas is one of the major contributors to lung cancer nationally, yet many people aren’t aware that an easy-to-use test kit can tell them if their home has high radon levels.

Given that information, Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed January National Radon Action Month for Wisconsin residents.

“About one out of every ten homes in Wisconsin has high radon levels. Any home, whether old, new, with or without a basement can have radon,” Evers said. “Since you cannot smell, taste, or see radon, the only way to know if you have high radon levels is to test for it. Test kits are available to help protect you and your family from radon exposure.”

The DHS says that radon, an odorless radioactive gas naturally present in the ground, can enter buildings through their foundations. Radon concentrations in the air can be measured with a test kit. These kits can be acquired from hardware stores and local public health agencies.

By Samantha Nitz Published: Jan. 4, 2022 at 3:20 PM CST

Senator Patrick Testin Donates a Day’s Work

Wisconsin State Senator Patrick Testin (24th district) donated a day’s work at the Mosser Lee plant in Millston. Senator Testin tries to work in a constituent’s business each month. At the Company plant, he ran the stone filling machine, filling bags with the Company’s stone products, packed cartons and filled pallets.

In the afternoon, David Epstein, President took Senator Testin to one of the moss marshes where the Company’s crew was harvesting long fibered sphagnum moss.

on the job at Mosser Lee
Central Wisconsin is home to many unique products, and, I had the opportunity to work with one when I went “On the Job” at Mosser Lee in Millston, WI. Mosser Lee is a family business that thrived for decades harvesting and distributing sphagnum moss. In fact, Mosser Lee is the largest harvester of long-fibered sphagnum moss products in the United States. Though at one point it was used for dressing wounds because of its absorbent and anti-bacterial qualities, sphagnum is primarily used in horticultural or decorative applications today. I spent my day in the warehouse preparing products for shipping and enjoyed learning more about another great product of the 24th Senate District.

Mosser Lee Supports 4-H at the Wisconsin State Fair

For the second year, Mosser Lee sponsors and supports the annual Governor’s Auction for 4-H at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, Wisconsin. The Company provided financial support and donated several of its gardening products for silent auction gift baskets.