Radon In Minnesota Homes
An estimated two out of five or more Minnesota homes and buildings can contain high levels of radon gas.
What is radon?
Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of naturally occurring uranium and Radium in soil, rock and water.
Radon is harmlessly dispersed in outdoor air, but when trapped in buildings it increases the risk of lung cancer, especially at elevated levels, the higher the radon concentration the greater the risk of lung cancer.
Radon typically enters a home the same way air and other soil gases enter the home, through cracks in the foundation, floor's, walls and also hollow-block walls, openings around pipes, sump pumps, and floor drains. It can also be present in some construction materials and in water from underground sources including private wells.
Any home, regardless of age, energy-efficiency, or foundation type, could have a radon problem. The only way to know whether or not a particular home has a problem is to test that home.
Radon Is A class A carcinogen, what that tells you is Radon is known to cause cancer weather you believe in it or not its a threat to your family's health.
Let Radon Testing of Minnesota do a quick 48 hour test on your home to make sure your home is not harmful to your family's health.