Radon is a risk in many homes
Smoke detectors. Life jackets. Stop, drop and roll. These and many other safety precautions often become second nature. Now health officials want to add another measure to that list - testing for radon.
A naturally occurring gas that comes from decaying radioactive materials in the soil, radon is especially prevalent in Minnesota due to the state's geological conditions, said Andrew Gilbert, a radon specialist at the Minnesota Department of Health.