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Minnesota department of health suggests homeowners test for Radon

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Minnesotans are spending more time in their homes. The Minnesota Department of Health says that makes it more important than ever for homeowners to test for radon, which can have serious health risks.

More than 21,000 lung cancer deaths are attributed to radon each year in the U.S., making it the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.

That’s why MDH is urging Minnesotans to check their homes for radon.

“Radon testing and mitigation increased from 2010-15, and it has held steady in the last five years,” Dan Tranter, supervisor of the Indoor Air Program and MDH, said. “Unfortunately, many people are still being exposed to high levels of radioactive radon who don’t know it. With more people working and schooling from home, it’s especially important now to test your home.””

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What’s so dangerous about Radon is that it is undetectable to the human senses. It’s odorless, has no color, as well as having no taste. Many people don’t realize exposure to Radon until the damage to their lungs has already been done. Now that many people are forced to work at home, that long-term exposure is amplified.

At Bauer Restoration, our technicians are licensed by the MDH and have extensive experience for testing and removal of Radon. Call us at 507-333-9838 or visit our radon page for more information.