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Greater radon disclosure required during home sales

January 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

A new law requiring more detailed disclosure and information about radon in Minnesota homes during most residential real estate transactions went into effect January 1, according to state health officials.
The Minnesota Radon Awareness Act requires …continue reading on echopress.com

New laws include radon information requirement

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A late central Minnesota woman’s wish for safer homes comes true when 2014 begins.

Once Janet Thompson learned she had terminal lung cancer, her health battle joined with a fight to make sure Minnesotans knew about the danger of rad…continue reading on echopress.com

University of North Dakota’s radon problem: Campus apartment residents say they weren’t told of high radon levels

December 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Days before Christmas, University of North Dakota student Barbara Olds and her family face a difficult decision.
Earlier this month, the university confirmed her campus apartment had elevated radon levels. Ever since, she’s been un…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

University of North Dakota’s radon problem: Campus apartment residents say they weren’t told of high radon levels

December 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Days before Christmas, University of North Dakota student Barbara Olds and her family face a difficult decision.
Earlier this month, the university confirmed her campus apartment had elevated radon levels. Ever since, she’s been un…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Test home for radon before buying, health officials suggest

April 8, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

An estimated one in three Minnesota homes harbors high levels of radon. However, testing for the radioactive gas before buying or selling a home can lead to reduced health risks, according to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
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Sister of radon victim from Glenwood continues fight

March 7, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Janet Thompson was being treated for terminal lung cancer, but her thoughts were about others.
She lobbied people she saw to check their homes for radon, a colorless and odorless radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. Continue Reading

Winter is good time to test your home for radon

January 7, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Every 25 minutes, one person in the U.S. dies from radon-related lung cancer. It is the largest environmental cancer risk and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Fortunately, the risk is largely preventable, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Health. Continue Reading

FAQs about Radon

January 28, 2012 in West Central Tribune

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A silent danger: In Minnesota, about one in three homes pose health risks

January 28, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Radon testing can save lives, bring peace of mind Continue Reading

Central MN agencies receive grants to reduce home health hazards

November 30, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Pope County and the Meeker, McLeod, Sibley Community Health Board are among seven agencies to be awarded state grants to help build local capacity for addressing health hazards in homes. Continue Reading