MDH encourages radon testing
During National Radon Action Month in January, the Minnesota Department of Health encourages Minnesota homes to be tested for radon, especially because the pandemic has forced many people to spend more time in their homes. More than 21,000 lung cancer deaths are attributed to radon–an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that occurs naturally in Minnesota soils all over the state–each year in the United States.
Test devices are placed in the home for 2-5 days. The best time to test is during the heating season, but testing can be done year-round. Info: health.state.mn.us/communities/environment/air/radon/radontestresults.html or 651-201-4601.
From the City of Minneapolis: Free radon test kits will be available by mail while supplies last. Minneapolis residents can email email@example.com to request one. Minneapolis residents who don’t have email can call 311 to request one. Radon test kits will be free in January and $5 the rest of the year.