Winter is the best time of the year to test your home for Radon.
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that comes from the earth that collects primarily in basements and lower levels. Brown County Public Health received 200 radon test kits for the public. Distribution started at the beginning of the month, so numbers are limited, but the price is low. $6 for the remaining supply through Brown County.
Karen Moritz, Brown County Public Health Director, says "I think it's a great idea that if people haven't tested their home it's a good idea to obtain a kit at the hardware store or local public health or whatever and take that step."
Radon is second only to smoking as a leading cause of lung cancer. The test lasts a week. You send in the results.
To check county levels of Radon, click here: http://mn-radon.info/