What is radon?

It is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas. Radon is colorless, tasteless, colorless, and odorless, so it is undetectable by our senses. Radon is released from the natural breakdown of uranium and radium in our soil, rock, and water. As radium disintegrates, it turns into radioactive gas, radon. Elevated levels of radon have been found in homes in every state. Radon is able to get into any type of building and build up to high levels. Homes that are new or old, drafty or air tight, big or small, and with or without a basement are all just as likely to have a radon problem.

If you are interested in receiving a test kit please contact the Mille Lacs County Community and Veterans Services office at 320-983-8208.

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1. What is radon?
2. What are the health affect associated with radon?
3. Where is your greatest risk of exposure to radon?
4. Is radon a serious problem in Minnesota?
5. How does radon get into our homes?
6. How can I find out if my home has a radon problem?
7. How can I fix my home if it does have elevated levels of radon?
8. How do I choose a radon mitigation contractor and how much will it cost?
9. Where can I get a radon test kit?