City of Mpls Hands Out Free Radon Kits

Updated: 01/15/2013 4:07 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

The City of Minneapolis is doing its part to protect your home from a dangerous, odorless and colorless gas.

Tuesday, 250 free radon test kits were handed out to the public.

The kits were donated by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in the United States for non-smokers.

It seeps into homes through cracks in foundations.

The city is now out of free test kits, but you can still buy one from the city for $9.

Kits are available for purchase at the City of Minneapolis Development Review, 250 S. Fourth St., Room 300.

Minneapolis Development Review’s hours of operation are: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.