Watonwan County Public Health is offering free radon kits on a first-come, first-serve basis to home owners in Watonwan County during Radon Awareness Month. In Minnesota, 2 in 5 homes that have been tested have radon levels that pose a major health risk. Colorless and odorless, radon is a radioactive gas that naturally comes from the soil. Radon gives off radioactive particles that, when breathed in, can damage the lining of the lungs.

For the full story, please see the January 12th print edition of the St. James Plaindealer