Radon

Overview


Radon is an odorless, colorless, naturally-occurring gas. Long-term exposure to it can cause lung cancer. Exposure to radon in the home is responsible for an estimated 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Radon is a health hazard with a simple solution. Read "A Citizen's Guide to Radon".

The City offers short-term home test kits for $8. They can be purchased at City Hall.

Carver County is in a Zone 1 area for radon. The United States Environmental Protection Agency encourages all homes to be tested for radon.
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What Do the Colors Mean?

Zone Potential
Zone 1 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter) (red zones)
Highest Potential
Zone 2 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (orange zones)
Moderate Potential
Zone 3 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (yellow zones)
Low Potential