State Officials Say Check For Radon

North Dakota health officials are reminding residents to test their homes for radon.

It’s the leading cause for lung cancer for non-smokers and it’s found throughout the soil in North Dakota.┬áHealth officials say months with cold weather are a good time to test homes for radon.

Sixty-three percent of North Dakota homes have an elevated level. More than 21,000 people die every year in the U.S. due to radon-related illnesses.

The state is providing testing kits.