Radon Information

Radon Poster message Get Your Home Tested for Radon

Check for radon every five years. People who have a radon system should check every two years to make sure it is working properly. Always check for radon when buying a home and after major renovations.

Radon Testing

Radon Mitigation

Radon Resistant New Construction

  • Radon Resistant New Construction incorporates techniques used in building new homes to seal soil gas entry points, prevent radon gas intrusion, and vent the radon outdoors.
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Laws and Regulations

Radon Level Maps and Statistics

The United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates that radon causes thousands of cancer deaths in the United States each year.

* Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to EPA's 2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003). The numbers of deaths from other causes are taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2005-2006 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Report and 2006 National Safety Council Reports.

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