How to Ensure Your Home is Radon-Resistant
Radon is a naturally occurring odorless, colorless gas and is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, and the second leading cause of lung cancer overall. Nearly 1 out of 15 homes in the U.S. is estimated to have elevated radon levels.
Homes built using radon-resistant construction techniques helps builders and contractors to better serve their clients by helping to reduce buyers’ risk of lung cancer from exposure to radon in indoor air. Using common materials and straightforward techniques, builders can construct new homes that are resistant to radon entry.
Below are several resources provided by the EPA to help educate about radon, and ensure that more homes are radon-resistant
- Builder and Contractor Resources for Radon-Resistant New Construction
- Radon-Resistant Construction Basics and Techniques
- Radon Standards of Practice
- A Citizens Guide to Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon
- Building Radon Out: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Build Radon-Resistant Homes
- Find a Radon Test Kit or Measurement and Mitigation Professional
- Radon FAQs