Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible, odorless gas that comes from the soil. Radon gas is common throughout Minnesota and can enter a home anywhere there is an opening between the home and the soil. Long term exposure to radon is the nation's second leading cause of lung cancer. The Minnesota Department of Health recommends every home be tested for radon.
Test for radon
A radon test is the only way to find out how much radon is in your home.Short term radon test kits are available to Washington County residents at no cost. Radon test kits can be picked up from the following locations during operating hours: