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Radon is a risk in many homes

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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.

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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