Cedar County, Iowa Public Health has been in existence since 1969 and works effectively with Environmental Services, the Iowa Department of Public Health, the CDC as well as other county health departments.


  Radon

Clinics Emergency Preparedness Environmental Health
  Home Health Immunizations/Lead

Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless gas produced by the natural breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks Because radon is a gas, it can migrate through rocks and soils, escaping into fractures and openings in rocks and into ground water. Radon moves more readily through permeable soils, such as sand and gravel, and through fractures in rocks. Radon moving through soil near the earth's surface usually escapes into the atmosphere. Radon gas may seep into our homes through construction joints, cracks in the foundation, or the water supply. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's action level (the level at which steps should be taken to reduce radon) is 4 picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L). About 1 out of every 15 houses in the U.S. has radon levels exceeding the recommended action level. Iowa is the number one state for Radon in the country.

Testing
Cedar County Public Health has Radon test kits available for $10.00. They are easy to use and accurate. Kits are available 7:30AM -4:00PM Monday thru Friday.



Address of
Public Health office:
Cedar County Courthouse
400 Cedar Street
Tipton, IA 52772

Hours Office is open:
7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Phone Number:
(563) 886-2226

FAX Number:
(563) 886-1218

Office holder name:
Director
Erica Christian


Employees in
Public Health Office:

Public Health Program
Coordinator
Kim Mente

Fiscal Manager
Diane Wehde

Home Health Clinical Manager
Trish Hadden

Public Health Nurse
Jenny Jackson

Public Health Nurse
Deana Drumbarger

Public Health Nurse
Angela Knox

Office Manager
Margaret Strecker

 



 
 
             

Cedar County Iowa Courthouse located in Tipton, Iowa

Herbert Hoover Library and Museum located in West Branch, Iowa

Cedar Valley Park Located 7 miles southwest of Tipton, Iowa is a combination of 228 acres of river bottomland and upland forest.

Snowmobiling in Cedar County, Iowa