Why do Minnesota homes have more radon?
One reason is we build most of our homes with basements. Since radon is found in the soil, homes with basements are more likely to have high radon levels. The soil in our state contains widespread low-grade uranium and radium. Approximately one out of every three homes in Minnesota has radon levels above 4 pCi/l. As a result, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommends that all homes in our state 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?
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