Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that seeps up from the earth. When inhaled, it gives off radioactive particles that can damage the cells that line the lung.
Long term exposure to radon can lead to lung cancer. In fact, over 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year are from radon, making it a serious health concern for all Minnesotans.
Protect Your Family
Three ways to protect you and your family:
- Test your home - obtain a test kit. Norman-Mahnomen Public Health has a limited amount of tests each year for FREE. Stop by today to get yours!
- Reduce your exposure - reduce radon gas by taking action to reduce radon entry into your home.
- Protect your loved ones - tell your family and friends to test so they are not exposed to a deadly gas in their homes.
Radon Air Test Kit Instructional Video
Testing Guide for Radon
Minnesota Department of Health