What is radon?
Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is produced by the natural decay of uranium and radium in the soil. Since radon is a gas, it can easily enter homes and other buildings. In outdoor air, radon is diluted to very low levels. Inside of homes, radon may become trapped and buildup to dangerous levels. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that all homes be tested for radon gas.

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1. What is radon?
2. Is radon dangerous?
3. Do many homes have high levels of radon?
4. Why do Minnesota homes have more radon?
5. How does radon enter my home?
6. How can I check my home for radon?
7. Does smoking increase my health risks?