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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Senate Radon Bill


The Senate has introduced an Act relating to radon control by requiring the state building code commissioner to adopt statewide radon control standards in residential construction, requiring that radon testing, mitigation or abatement be conducted in schoolhouses and certain residential buildings, requiring certain notifications, and providing and income tax credit, and including retroactive applicability provisions.