Radon and Real Estate in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health strongly recommends that ALL homebuyers have an indoor radon test performed prior to purchase or taking occupancy, and recommends having the radon levels mitigated if elevated radon concentrations are found. Elevated radon concentrations can easily be reduced by a qualified, certified, or licensed, if applicable, radon mitigator.

Every buyer of any interest in residential real property is notified that the property may present exposure to dangerous levels of indoor radon gas that may place the occupants at risk of developing radon-induced lung cancer. Radon, a Class A human carcinogen, is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers and the second leading cause overall. The seller of any interest in residential property is required to provide the buyer with any information on prior radon test results of the dwelling."



Disclosure & radon

Please read about disclosure requirements, recommendations to buyers and sellers and the role of the real estate professional here.


More Info

The Minnesota Department of Health has published an excellent Article detailing the very real facts of radon, and an explanation of testing and mitigation.