Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that comes from decaying uranium and radium found in rocks and soil. The gas can accumulate in the air. Radon gas decays into fine particles that are radioactive. When inhaled, these fine particles can damage the lungs. Exposure to radon over a long period can lead to lung cancer. 

Any radon level poses some health risk. While it is not possible to reduce radon to zero, the best approach is to lower the radon level as much as possible. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) action level for radon is 4 pCi/L (picocuries of radon per liter of air). A radon mitigation system is recommended for buildings with radon levels at or above 4 pCi/L.

A radon test is the only way to know hoe much radon is in your home. Fillmore County offers no-cost radon test kits. Radon kits are available in the Public Health office, by mail or special outreach events. To obtain a kit by mail, please complete and submit a Radon Test Request Form

More information about radon is available from the Minnesota Department of Health

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