Risks of Radon

More Information AboutThe Risks of Radon

 

 

The EPA plans to furnish radon information, promote testing, increase awareness, and give to States technical and financial assistance.  The Director of the EPA Center for Radon and Air toxics (within the Indoor Environments Division) called the 2012 goal “very aggressive,” as it represents a tripling of the current number of mitigations and doubling current levels of new homes built with RRNC.  EPA estimated, based on risk assessments, that:

  • The estimated number of homes with radon-reducing features increased from 153,598 during 2000 to 193,996 during 2005.
  • The estimated number of lives saved from additional homes having radon reducing features increased from 369 during 2000 to 577 during 2005.
  • The projected number of lives saved from additional homes having radon-reducing features will increase from 645 during 2006 to 1,250 during 2012

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Protecting Low Income Americans

 

The federal government has a unique opportunity to address radon risk in low-income communities.  Most federal programs that own, manage and finance housing or deliver home improvements focus on low-income homes.  A significant proportion of the radon risk reduction that the federal government can deliver and influence will protect the lives of low-income Americans who would otherwise have no way to reduce their radon risk.