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Is a killer lurking in your home?

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As heating season ramps up, now is the best time to test your home for radon.

The state department of health reports that more than 40 percent of Minnesota homes have dangerous levels of radon gas.


Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless, naturally occurring, radioactive gas and reportedly a persistent health risk in Minnesota.

Radon is the leading environmental cause of cancer deaths and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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