Radon in Minnesota Homes
What is radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that enters buildings from surrounding soil. It is colorless, odorless, tasteless and radioactive. Radon is known to cause cancer in humans and is the second leading cause of lung cancer.
Minnesota sits on an area with high levels of radon so the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Minnesota Department of Health recommend that every home be tested for radon.
Where can I get more information on radon and radon testing?
To request a short-term test kit, contact your county public health office.
- Meeker County Public Health (320) 693-5380
- McLeod County Public Health (320) 864-3185
- Sibley County Public Health (507) 237-4035
What can I do if my home has high levels of radon?
If your results are high, there are steps you can take to lower your radon levels. A certified Mitigation Contractor can install a radon mitigation system. If you are considering building a new home, the home can be build with radon-resistant construction to prevent high levels of radon from entering the home.
To learn more about radon and radon testing, visit the following website for more information: https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/environment/air/radon/index.html