Public Health

Radon gas is inert, colorless and odorless. Radon is naturally in the atmosphere in trace amounts. Outdoors, radon disperses rapidly and, generally, is not a health issue. Most radon exposure occurs inside homes, schools and workplaces. Radon gas becomes trapped indoors after it enters buildings through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Indoor radon can be controlled and managed with proven, cost-effective techniques.

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Radon in Homes

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) provides information on radon and how to protect your family's health. MDH recommends that every Minnesota home be tested for radon.

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Radon Testing 

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. You can test your home yourself or hire a licensed professional. Most radon tests can be performed on your own, after reading the instructions. Hiring a radon measurement professional is recommended when an unbiased, third party is needed, such as in a real estate transaction. The result(s) from a properly performed radon test will help you decide if you need to reduce your home's radon level.

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Where Can I get a Radon Test Kit?
Radon test kits are inexpensive and are available at some local health departments, hardware stores, laboratories, and other vendors. Some test kits may also require an analysis fee paid when mailing the kit to the lab
  • Air Check, Inc. - A manufacturer of short-term radon test kits. Minnesota residents receive a discount. Order online: Air Check
  • Pine County Public Health – We distribute radon information and sometimes distribute radon test kits to residents. Please call us at 320-591-1596 for more information.
  • Online Laboratories and Vendors - Search for ‘short term radon test kit’ or ‘long term radon test kit’

*Please note we do not routinely stock radon testing kits in our offices, so please call ahead and check with staff.*