Radon Levels in Minnesota
The average radon level in Minnesota is more than three times the national average. According to the Minnesota Dept. of Health, about 80% of MN counties have high average radon levels (4 pCi/L or above). More than two in five homes have radon levels that pose a significant health risk.
In the last century alone, one million people in the U.S. have died from radon exposure. Radon is the primary cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second-leading cause of lung cancer overall with approximately 21,000 deaths attributed to it every year in the U.S.
Sadly, very few people survive lung cancer. That is because lung cancer is usually diagnosed at the stage 4 level. At stage 4, the cancer will have spread beyond the lungs to the other organs. Doctors will try to prolong life and relieve the symptoms and treat it with chemotherapy. The cost to treat a person with lung cancer is about $250,000. It is more cost effective to reduce the level of radon in the home.
The only way to know if your home or building is safe is to test. Testing is easy and costs as little as $15 with kits available by calling our office
. If you haven’t already tested - please do so as soon as possible.