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Rep. Paul Anderson of Starbuck and Lori Thompson-Garry tell a Minnesota House committee Wednesday that homes should be tested for radon. Thompson-Garry’s sister died of lung cancer blamed on radon. Don Davis | Forum News Service

Sister continues victim’s radon fight at Legislature

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ST. PAUL – Janet Thompson was being treated for terminal lung cancer, but her thoughts were about others.

She lobbied people she saw to check their homes for radon, a colorless and odorless radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.