AmeRadon Services, LLC
Mankato, Mn   507-304-3537
Albert Lea, Mn   507-318-8094

Serving South Central Minnesota

MN Radon Awareness Act | Radon In Real Estate Transactions 

Radon Testing and Mitigation Are Not Mandatory in the State of Minnesota.  However, this radon information notice and warning statement must be provided to home buyers at the time of purchase -  “The Minnesota Department of Health strongly recommends that ALL home buyers have an indoor radon test performed prior to purchase or taking occupancy, and recommends having the radon levels mitigated if elevated radon concentrations are found. Elevated radon concentrations can easily be reduced by a qualified, certified, or licensed, if applicable, radon mitigator.  Every buyer of any interest in residential real property is notified that the property may present exposure to dangerous levels of indoor radon gas that may place the occupants at risk of developing radon-induced lung cancer. Radon, a Class A human carcinogen, is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers and the second leading cause overall. The seller of any interest in residential real property is required to provide the buyer with any information on radon test results of the dwelling.” 

DIY Radon testing kit

DIY Radon Test Kit Instructions

A Radon test is the only way to know if your family is at risk from Radon gas.

Short-term testing is recommended for a first-time test.  If the result of your first test was below 2.0 pCi/L, no further action is required.  For test results between 2.0 pCi/L and 8.0 pCi/L you should conduct either a short-term (2 to 7 days) or a long-term follow-up measurement (90 days to one year) before making a mitigation decision.  A short-term follow-up measurement is recommended when your first test is over 8.0 pCi/L due to the additional health risks associated with very-high indoor radon concentrations.

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​When testing your home for radon be sure to carefully follow the test device instructions.  The following EPA radon testing protocols must also be followed for accurate radon measurement:

  • Test the lowest livable and frequently occupied level of your home.  All windows and exterior doors must be closed at least twelve hours before starting your test and during the entire test device exposure. (Other than normal entry and exit)
  • Place the test device where it will not be disturbed and in the normal breathing zone. (Three to six feet from the floor)
  • Do not place the test device in a draft, or near exterior windows and doors.
  •  Avoid testing near heat sources and areas with high humidity like kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Return your test sample to the lab immediately after competing the test exposure.

Important - Failure to follow test device instructions will invalidate your test. 

Please contact us if you have any questions about your radon test device or radon measurement protocol.