Radon Testing of Minnesota  

Radon Testing Minnesota

What is Radon

Testing Process

Dangers of Radon

Radon in your house

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Radon Testing of Minnesota specializes in radon testing in Minneapolis Saint Paul and it's surrounding suburbs

Call Greg at 612-875-5345 to schedule your test today

In most cases I can drop a monitor off the same day 

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All of the testing conducted by Radon Testing of Minnesota is certified and legal for all real estate transactions.

Radon Testing of Minnesota is AARST certified You can find our company on the AARST web site, click here to find Radon Testing of Minnesota on there site. 

Radon Testing of Minnesota has a Supra Key  this lets you know two things.

 Having one also lets you know I have passed comprehensive background check done by the Minnesota Association of Realtors.

 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. 

 

 Radon In Minnesota 

 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 occurs naturally in most rocks and soil. It is produced by the breakdown of 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 or walls, hollow-block walls, and 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.

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

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.

 

 

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 Radon is inhaled, radioactive particles 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 the radioactive particles can damage 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 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 Radon Testing of Minnesota 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 

 

                      

 

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