MN Public Health Data Access Portal
Environmental public health data can be used to inform policies, change behavior and help communities uncover issues to develop solutions and protections for the hazards, exposures and socioeconomic factors that influence our health. Search here to find environmental issues, trends, geographic patterns and disparities in Minnesota.
Economic factors are a key aspect of radon mitigation gaps
With homes shut tight against the cold, radon can build up in homes. Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer. During Radon Action Month in January, we urge Minnesotans to test their homes for radon. Testing homes and buildings is the only way to measure risk and determine whether mitigation is necessary. New maps show disparities in radon testing in the 7-county metro and beyond.
Carbon monoxide poisoning is almost entirely preventable
This time of year, make sure that fuel-burning appliances and heating devices are properly installed, vented and maintained. Carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms include headache, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, confusion and tiredness. If you suspect CO poisoning, seek prompt medical attention. Learn more about CO poisoning now.