Radon testing kits availableGov. Mark Dayton has declared this “Radon Action Month” in Minnesota, and the state is encouraging residents to get their homes tested.
By: Associated Press report, Associated Press
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton has declared this “Radon Action Month” in Minnesota, and the state is encouraging residents to get their homes tested.
More than 40 percent of Minnesota homes have dangerous levels of radon, an odorless, colorless but radioactive gas. The Minnesota Department of Health said one person in the U.S. dies from radon-related lung cancer every 25 minutes. It’s the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers,
but health officials say the risk is largely preventable.
More than 40 local public health agencies around the state have partnered with the Health Department to make about 8,000 radon test kits available to residents at low or no cost.
Here's a list of participating health agencies offering the test kits.