Radon

Have you checked your home for radon? Radon kits are sold at local lumber yards and hardware stores. They typically cost around $10.

Radon is a serious public health concern in the U.S., and even more so in Minnesota than other states. The average radon level in Minnesota is more than three times higher than the U.S. radon level. This is due to our geology and how our homes are operated. Minnesota homes are closed up or heated most of the year, which can result in higher levels of radon exposure.

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmoking patients. Find out more about radon and how A Breath of Hope is helping low income households with the cost of radon mitigation.

World Health Organization (WHO) on Radon

Minnesota Department of Health Radon Dept.

Radon Guide “Case-Control Epidemiological Radon Studies” page 6-7.