You can reduce radon levels, but the only way to know if your home has high radon levels is to test.
- Nearly half of Minnesota homes have high radon.
- High radon increases your risk of lung cancer.
- Winter is the best time to test for radon.
- Keep your family safe.
- 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 non-smokers.
- More than 40 percent of Minnesota homes have dangerous levels of radon gas. Radon is odorless, colorless and tasteless. Testing is easy, inexpensive and only takes 3-5 days.
- 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.
- 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