Law aims at reducing Minnesota radon levels

Rick Rein didn't know a thing about radon when he bought his new home in Rochester in 2003. Then he had his house tested for it and came away with a nasty surprise. The radioactive gas existed in his home at elevated levels, higher than recommended by...[Read More]

Date Published: 05/21/2007

Anti-radon modifications inspired by Rochester man's ordeal

It reportedly causes more death than drunken driving, drowning and home fires, yet radon has never received the respect as a threat to public health that health experts believe it deserves. Part of the reason, experts note, is the nature of the gas...[Read More]

Date Published: 05/21/2007

New law looks to zap radon from new homes

A new law passed by the Minnesota Legislature will require all new homes built in the state to include mitigation against radon. Why is that important? "Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., and about half of Olmsted County...[Read More]

Date Published: 05/14/2007

Radon issue is hard to figure

As an area home inspector it is frustrating, to say the least, to test a newly constructed home for radon and come back with a high reading. I just shake my head when I think of the cost difference before and after the...[Read More]

Date Published: 05/22/2007

Free radon kits at Christmas in Peterson

Fillmore County Public Health is providing free radon testing kits at Peterson City Hall located at 118 Fillmore Street in Peterson, Minn., on Saturday, December 14, from 2-4 p.m. Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that comes from the soil. The...[Read More]

Date Published: 12/09/2019