Radon Testing of Minnesota 

Radon Testing Minnesota

What is Radon

Testing Process

Dangers of Radon

Radon in your house

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We specialize in real estate radon testing in Minneapolis and it's surrounding suburbs

I have a Supra Key so you will not have to take time out of your busy schedule to let me into the property to drop or retrieve the Radon monitor.

Having a supra key also lets you know there has been a background check done on me by the Minnesota association of realtors and they have found that I do not have any criminal history.

 

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Call, Text or E-mail Greg at 612-875-5345, greg@radontestingmn.com to setup your Radon Inspection Today

The Minnesota Department of Health "MDH" recommends that all Minnesota homeowners test their homes for radon. A radon test is the only way to find out how much radon is in your home.  The results of a properly performed radon test will help determine if you need to take further action to protect yourself and your  family from the health risks of radon. 

Radon is a colorless, odorless Radioactive gas that seeps up from the earth. When inhaled, radioactive particles that can damage the cells that line the lung. Long term exposure to radon can lead to lung cancer. In fact, over 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the US each year are from radon, making it a serious health concern for all Minnesotans.

  • MDH recommends every Minnesota home, even those built radon-resistant, be tested for radon.
  • You should retest your home every 2 - 5 years and save your results.
  • Be sure to test before and after you make any major structural renovations such as building an addition or finishing a basement. Radon-resistant techniques can be inexpensively included as part of the renovation, if needed.
  • You should also perform a radon test after installing a new heating system or adding central air conditioning.

Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that seeps up from the earth. When inhaled, radioactive particles that can damage the cells that line the lung. Long term exposure to radon can lead to lung cancer. In fact, over 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the US each year are from radon, making it a serious health concern for all Minnesotans.

How much radon is safe?

There is no safe level of radon. Your risk for lung cancer increases with higher levels of radon gas and increased exposure.

The following table estimates your lifetime risk of lung cancer death due to long-term exposure to radon.

Radon
(Annual Average)
Level

Lung Cancer Risk
for People Who Never Smoked

Lung Cancer Risk
for People Who Smoke
20 pCi/L 36 out of 1,000 260 out of 1,000
10 pCi/L 18 out of 1,000 150 out of 1,000
8 pCi/L 15 out of 1,000 120 out of 1,000
4 pCi/L 7 out of 1,000 62 out of 1,000
2 pCi/L 4 out of 1,000 32 out of 1,000

 

What is a "picoCurie" (pCi)?

A pCi is a measure of the rate of radioactive decay of radon. One pCi is one trillionth of a Curie, 0.037 disintegrations per second, or 2.22 disintegrations per minute. Therefore, at 4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter, the EPA's recommended action level), there will be approximately 12,672 radioactive disintegrations in one liter of air during a 24-hour period.

How serious a problem is radon in Minnesota?

High radon exist in every state in the US. In Minnesota, 2 in 5 homes has radon levels that pose a significant health risk, and nearly 80% of Minnesota counties are rated high radon zones. Some factors that further contribute to Minnesota's high radon levels include:

  • Minnesota's geology produces an ongoing supply of radon.

  • Minnesota's climate affects how our homes are built and operate.

 

Please call Greg At 612-875-5345 or Email at greg@radontestingmn.com 

 

Please have your home tested to protect your family from this potential cancer causing gas