Useful Information Sources
- A Citizen’s Guide to Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family From Radon: This is an excellent 2012 updated version of the guide for homeowners, providing basic information on how radon enters a home, risks from exposure to radon and radon testing. Spanish version (2008 update) can be accessed here.
- Protocols For Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurements In Homes: This is a guidance document published by the EPA. It provides technical guidance and support to consumers regarding how they should conduct radon testing on their own in their homes.
- Radon website by U.S.EPA. Provides information on several aspects such as health risks related to radon, how to test and fix radon in a home, a map of high radon zones in the country etc.
- National Radon Program Services: Funded by U.S. EPA these services are provided by Kansas State University and aim at promoting public awareness and support on radon gas. Schools and other building owners, besides homes, can also use these services which include sale of radon test kits, providing outreach materials, referrals to State Radon Programs, organizing national annual Radon Poster Contest etc.
- State-wide information on Radon programs: Currently, only 15 U.S. states (CA, DE, FL, IL, IA, KY, ME, NE, NJ, OH, PA, RI, VA and WV) monitor and oversee individual contractors and companies providing radon measurement and mitigation services in these states. However, all states do have some kind of radon related program. To get information on your state program and officials, you can use the pull-down menu provided on this page or click on your state in the national map provided on the same page.
- Information about health risks to radon for homeowners, and links to such studies.
- Toll free Radon Hotlines supported by U.S.EPA
1-800-SOS-RADON (767-7236): Homeowners can purchase radon test kits. Is operated by the Kansas State University in partnership with EPA.
1-800-55RADON (557-2366): Answers homeowners radon related questions.
1-800-644-6999: Radon Fix-It Hotline. Provides general information regarding how people can reduce or fix radon level in their homes.
1-800-426-4791 Safe Drinking Water Hotline. The hotline provides information, and answers questions, that a consumer may have about drinking water in general. This includes questions about radon in water, radon testing and treatment.
- Informational videos
- Are you breathing Radon? ( Huntsman Cancer Institute at University of Utah)
- Radon and You (American Lung Association)
- Facts about Radon Gas- Its Deadly (U.S.EPA)
- Breathe easier: Test for Radon and Remove it (Minnesota Department of Health) –features true story of a young woman who lost her mother to lung cancer from radon and now wishes to educate all residents of Minnesota about radon )
- What Home Buyers & Sellers Should Know About Radon (U.S.EPA)
- Overview of Radon Mitigation approaches (Center for Environmental Research and Technology Inc.)
- Radon Mitigation in new Construction (a project funded by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service)