What is it? Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that can seep into homes via various entry points. Produced through a natural process that occurs from the decay of uranium, it can be found in any home no matter the type of foundation. Minnesota geology and climate both influence radon levels, and two in five homes may have radon levels that pose a health risk.
How can I keep my family safe? The MN Department of Health recommends testing for radon to find out if radon mitigation is necessary for your home. Your home should be tested every 2-5 years and before and after making any structural changes.
Where can I get a radon test kit? Working with the MN Department of Health, the City of New Brighton has procured radon test kits and informational brochures that are free of charge for residents. Please stop by the Building Department (upper level of city hall) to pick up a test kit or call with any questions 651-638-2050.