Some of the Minnesota towns affected by radon are Minneapolis, St. Paul, La Crescent, Hopkins, Osseo, Shakopee, Eden Prairie, Prior Lake, Saint Michael, Burnsville, Victoria, Wayzata, Chanhassen, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, St. Cloud, Rochester, Rogers, Savage, and Cottage Grove. When radon levels are found to be 4.0 or higher, a radon removal system can be installed to fix the problem. This is known as "mitigation"
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer next to smoking. Minnesota has radon levels that are much higher than the national average which is why testing for this dangerous gas is all the more important if you live in Minnesota. Some of the known radon "hot spots" are located in Ramsey, Washington Co., Dakota, Hennepin County, Anoka, Isanti, Goodhue, Rice, Le Suer, Scott, Carver, Wright, Sherburne, Chisago, Benton, Meeker, McLeod, Sibley, and Nicollet Counties. Keep in mind, that radon problems are not exclusive to these areas. All homes should be tested regardless of location or type of construction. To learn more, visit http://www.MitigationSystem.com/
"Radon gas cannot be detected by human senses, so the only way to know if a home is affected is to conduct a radon test" according to Jamey Gelina, a certified radon specialist with Air Quality Control, Minnesota's largest radon mitigation agency. Radon test kits are available from local hardware stores, health departments, or directly from Minneapolis St. Paul Radon Remediation Services by calling (952) 935-2118 or visiting their website: http://RadonMinnesota.net.
Radon testing is easy and inexpensive and should be a routine part of home maintenance especially in areas with known radon problems. These areas include St. Michael, Minneapolis, Farmington, Hastings, Lake City, Lakeville, Saint Cloud MN, Lindstrom, Rosemount, Inver Grove Heights, Stillwater, Becker, Big Lake, Elk River, Excelsior, Saint Paul, Howard Lake, Litchfield, Long Lake, Loretto, Mound, Edina , and surrounding Minnesota cities.
If radon levels in a home, office, school, or commercial building are 4.0 or higher, steps should be taken to reduce the levels. Radon remediation (radon gas removal) is achieved via the installation of a ventilation system by a qualified radon reduction company. These companies are also known as radon mitigation contractors or "mitigators."
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