January is National Radon Awareness Month
Radon is an odorless, colorless and tasteless radioactive gas that occurs naturally in Minnesota soils. It can enter into all kinds of homes through cracks or openings in walls or foundations. The only way for residents to know if their home has radon is to test. Of the homes in Freeborn County that have been tested, 69% have tested high and need mitigation treatment. Freeborn County Public Health has short-term radon test kits available free of charge for Freeborn County homeowners that are interested in testing their home. For more information on radon, .