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Radon: The Health Hazard with a Simple Solution Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell or taste. Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family’s health. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America and claims about 20,000 lives annually. Learn how you can protect your family.

EPA has designated January as National Radon Action Month.  Learn more about the national effort to take action against radon.

National Radon Action Month (NRAM)

Reduce your family’s risk of lung cancer
Find ways to reduce your risk of lung cancer during National Radon Action Month

Learn four easy things you as homeowners, renters, and parents can do to take action in January

Find links to local radon information and more

Plan an Activity for National Radon Action Month
Find opportunities to share your activities

Find activities happening near you

Read success stories

Download an Event Planning

Watch the Radon Media Campaign: “Consumer Education: What is Radon?” exiting EPA

In the News

presidential cancer panel report

[April 2010] Presidential Cancer Panel Calls for Greater Action on Radon – The 2008-2009 Annual Report of the President’s Cancer Panel, entitled “Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We can Do Now(PDF, 240 pp., 7.3 M) has been released. The Report highlights the risks from radon and states that “the cancer risk attributable to residential radon exposure has been clearly demonstrated and must be better addressed.” The Panel includes several far-reaching recommendations to reduce radon exposure in the U.S., including lowering the EPA action level, requiring radon-resistant techniques in new home construction, more research for improved accuracy and reliability in radon testing methods, and mandatory testing and disclosure of radon levels in schools, daycare, and workplaces.

Exposure to radon in the home is responsible for an estimated 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Radon is a health hazard with a simple solution. Read “A Citizen’s Guide to Radon“.

Need a radon test kit? | Buying or selling a home? | Find out how to fix your home | Questions? Your state radon office can help | Radon Hotlines

Including radon-reducing features in new homes is cost-effective and in demand by health conscious homebuyers. Find builders using Radon-resistant New Construction techniques.Builders Directory | ASTM E1465-08: Consensus standard on radon-reducing features in new homes | Building Code Directory | Indoor airPLUS
EPA’s state grants support radon risk reduction activities across the country. Find resources and information on EPA’s SIRG Program.

See a listing of EPA’s radon partnersHelp close the risk gap. Join the Radon Leaders Saving Lives campaign, read about RadonLeaders.org

Health Effects/Science
Radon exposure causes lung cancer in non-smokers and smokers alike. Learn more about radon’s health risks.

Radon in drinking water | What about radon in granite counter tops? | Should I be concerned about the accuracy of radon test kits?

Media and Resources
EPA’s Radon TV, radio and print ads. View, listen to, and order radon media campaign materials.Publications | Kids, Students and Teachers | Hotlines and information resources | Map of Radon Zones | Watch Eddie’s Story | Regional Radon Training Centers
El Cirujano General de los EE.UU. y la EPA recomiendan que se saga la prueba en todos los hogares. Lea sobre el radón y los riesgos a la saludUsted mismo puede hacer la prueba de radón o buscar a un a un profesional

Radon Hotline
1-800-SOSRADON (1-800-767-7236) | Fax: (785) 532-6952 | E-mail: Radon@ksu.edu | www.sosradon.org exiting EPA
Read more about all the services Kansas State University provides. Learn more about radon resources

1 What about radon and radioactivity in granite countertops?
2 How do I get a radon test kit? Are they free?
3 How much can a radon mitigation system cost?
4 Should I be concerned about the accuracy of radon test kits?
5 How often should I test/retest my home for radon?
6 What is Radon?
7 Explain Working Levels (WL) and pico Curries per liter of air (pCi/L).
8 Should I test the soil for radon before building?
9 Why must radon be vented into the air above my home’s roof?
10 Where I work we manufacture products from granite and other natural materials. Should I be concerned about radiation in my workplace?
11 Does the World Health Organization’s recommendation of a lower radon action level affect EPA’s radon action level of 4 pCi/L?
12 How do I know if my radon mitigation system is working properly?
13 How accurate are Do-it-Yourself radon test kits?
14 Who can fix or test my home for radon?
15 What is National Radon Action Month? When is Radon Action Week?

Radon test kits are available from several sources.  Free test kits are sometimes available from local or county health departments, or from state radon programs.  The National Radon Program Services at Kansas State University has test kits available to purchase online at www.sosradon.org or call 1-800-SOS-RADON (1-800-767-7236).  Test kits are also available from some local or state American Lung Associations (www.lungusa.org) and some home improvement stores.

To learn more about the availability of test kits in your area, or to find a qualified testing or mitigation contractor, contact your state radon office (go to www.epa.gov/radon/whereyoulive.html and click on your state for a list of contacts) or contact either of the national private radon programs (see www.epa.gov/radon/radontest.html for contact information).

For more information on radon, see www.epa.gov/radon

Should I test or sample for mold in my home using the environmental relative moldiness index (ERMI)?
How much can a radon mitigation system cost?
Is there a minimum ventilation rate in a room that minimizes adverse health effects?
What are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)?
How Do I Get I-BEAM?

Read the May 5, 2010 New York Times Op Ed columnist Nicholas D. Kristof’s opinion piece in which he says the report highlights radon as a key component – New Alarm Bells About Chemicals and Cancer exiting EPA

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