Radioactive gas persistent health risk in Minnesota

Itasca County Public Health will offer free radon testing kits to area residents

Every hour, one person in the US dies from radon-related lung cancer. It is the largest environmental cancer risk and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Fortunately, the risk is largely preventable.

Itasca County Public Health and the Minnesota Department of Health recommend that all homes in Minnesota be tested for radon. It’s the only way to know if your home has an elevated level of radon, which can cause lung cancer. Radon is an odorless, colorless and tasteless radioactive gas that occurs naturally in Minnesota soils and can enter homes through cracks and openings in basement or foundation floors and walls.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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