The Minnesota Radon
helps people with radon problems
through research and outreach.
Behind this main page there are many pages with detailed information to help you with specific questions and answers. Search the site for a specific term.
Radon Detectors are no longer available from the MRP
New RESEARCH FROM THE MINNESOTA RADON PROJECT
Cost effectiveness of preventing
lung cancer by radon mitigation 11/10
Preventing lung cancers by mitigating high radon homes is much cheaper and more effective than trying to cure the lung cancer after it develops. In the Upper Midwest almost 1000 people per year could have their lives extended by an average of 16 years if they lived in mitigated homes. Read all about it here http://www.aarst.org/proceedings/2010/08_RADON_RELATED_LUNG_CANCER_DEATHS_AND_MITIGATION_COST_EFFECTIVENESS_IN_A_RADON-PRONE_REGION.pdf .
Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in helping me bring this startling conclusion to the attention of public health and government officials.
The Minnesota Radon Project studied the potential for elevated radon in tight houses that contain exotic decorative granite countertops, floors, or wall tiles. A study of over 250 granite colors suggests that only a few stones may be a radon problem when a large area of stone is used in a small, low ventilation living area. Click here for a preliminary report.
MITIGATION EFFECTIVENESS 9/08
A blind study of mitigation systems installed by some Minnesota contractors show that radon can be reduced substantially and that lives can be saved cost-effectively in a high radon region. Click here to download a copy of the paper.
Minnesota Radon Project research will end in 1 June 2013 after 30 years.
Here are some tools to help you to test your house for radon problems and suggest ways to fix it.
For more information on other specific topics, follow the links below.
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The project is directed by Dr. Dan Steck (personal web page ). We are located in the Physics Department at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. Students have been an integral part of the project since its beginning in 1982. We work with partners in the Heartland Radon Research and Education Project (http://www.cheec.uiowa.edu/misc/radon.html) in an effort to develop and disseminate scientifically sound information in a format that is clear for non-specialists.
We conduct local and regional surveys of