RADON IS THE #1 CAUSE OF LUNG CANCER AMONG NONSMOKERS
- Every 25 minutes, a person in the U.S. dies from radon-related lung cancer. It is the leading environmental cause of cancer deaths and the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers.
- Radon is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. Testing is easy, inexpensive, and only takes 3-5 days.
- More than 40% of Minnesota homes have dangerous levels of radon gas.
- About 1 in 5 Florida homes have elevated levels of radon gas.
Testing your home for radon
Radon kits are sold nationwide at hardware stores. They can also be purchased online.
Order your MN Radon Test HERE.
- Tests should be done in the lowest level of the home that is frequently occupied. Tests should not be done in laundry or utility rooms, kitchens or bathrooms.
- MN Home Testing Guide
Order your FL Radon Test HERE. (Tests are provided free to residents in FL.)
Health risks from radon in MN homes
Radon is a serious public health concern in the U.S., and even more so in Minnesota. The average radon level in Minnesota is more than three times higher than the average U.S. radon level. In winter, home heating systems tend to draw in radon gas from the soil, increasing radon levels inside the home.
- Any radon tests done during a real estate transaction should be conducted by an MDH licensed Radon Measurement or Radon Mitigation Professional
- Radon levels in homes can be reduced by an MDH listed Radon Mitigation Professional
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