Daniel Tranter with the Minnesota Department of Health.

While over 40 percent of Minnesota homes have high radon levels, the problem of the cancer-causing odorless gas is particularly acute in west central Minnesota. Daniel Tranter is an Indoor Air Unit Supervisor with the Minnesota Department of Health and spoke on the KMRS Community Connection program.

Today is the final day of Radon Action Month. Tranter said radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, behind smoking. The good news, he said, is that testing for radon is easy and fixing the problem, from an engineering standpoint, is easy. Testing kits are available for free at the Stevens County HRA office in Morris. Go to mn.gov/radon for information on all topics radon.

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