After nearly three decades of informational campaigns alerting Minnesotans to the dangers of radon gas, only about 1 percent of homes in the state have been tested for the invisible, odorless gas. Minnesota Department of Health Indoor Air Unit Supervisor Daniel Tranter told KMRS there were a number of reasons for this.
Tranter said over 40 percent of Minnesota homes have high levels of radon, which is listed by the EPA as the second leading cause of lung cancer. January is Radon Action Month. More information on testing for the gas and how to reduce radon levels in your home can be found at mn.gov/radon. Testing kits are available at the Stevens County HRA office in Morris.