About 40 percent of Minnesota homes have dangerous radon levels

In Minnesota the average radon level is more than three times higher than the national average because we naturally have a lot of it in our soil. Radon gas comes from...
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Governor Dayton proclaims January Radon Action Month in Minnesota

Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of death in smokers (after tobacco). The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more...
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Testing for radon? Close ALL of the windows, not just the basement windows

When performing a short-term radon test, ALL of the windows in a home need to be closed, per EPA protocol for short-term radon testing.
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New Radon Rules for MN

More updates to the new Minnesota State Building Code that was updated in January of this year. These are the first major updates to our code since 2007, so there's...
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Radon Disclosure required in real estate transactions beginning January 1, 2014

Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer (after tobacco) in smokers. One in three homes in Minnesota has...
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Radon in New Minnesota Homes

Since 2009, all new homes built to the standards of the Minnesota State Building Code have been built with at least a passive radon mitigation system, or in some cases,...
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1 in 3 homes have Radon levels that can cause cancer… Hennepin County offers discounted test kits for $9

Radon gas leads to 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the US and because of our geology Minnesota is one of the leading states for radon concentration. In fact,...
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Unintended Consequences of Adding Insulation

Re-insulating an existing home properly is a complicated task. While air sealing and adding insulation may solve one problem, it can also have several unintended negative consequences.
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