Radon is a health hazard with a simple solution.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer.
You can’t see or smell radon. Testing is the only way to know your level of exposure. Radon can have a big impact on indoor air quality.
How do I get a radon test kit, Are they free?
How does radon get into your home?
What is the average level of radon found in homes in the U.S.?
How can you find a qualified radon service provider in your area?
Contact your State Radon Contact, go to www.epa.gov/iaq/whereyoulive.html and click on your state to get contact information. Some States maintain lists of contractors available in their state or they have proficiency programs or requirements of their own.
Contact one or both of the two privately-run National Radon Proficiency Programs listed below.
The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
National Radon Proficiency Program
Toll Free: (800) 269-4174 or (828) 890-4117
Fax: (828) 890-4161
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Radon Safety Board (NRSB)
Toll Free: (866) 329-3474
Fax: (914) 345-1169
E-mail Address: info@NRSB.org
What are the health effects from exposure to radon?
How do I know if my radon mitigation system is working properly?
There are several methods that a contractor can use to lower radon levels in your home. Some techniques prevent radon from entering your home while others reduce radon levels after it has entered. EPA generally recommends methods which prevent the entry of radon. Soil suction, for example, prevents radon from entering your home by drawing the radon from below the house and venting it through a pipe, or pipes, to the air above the house where it is quickly diluted.