Radon is one of the leading causes of lung cancer
Nearly one in 15 homes is affected by elevated levels of radon and thousands dying each year from radon-induced cancer.
The Federal Radon Action Plan brings together government agencies to demonstrate the importance of radon risk reduction, address finance and incentive issues to drive testing and mitigation, and build demand for services from industry professionals. The plan will help spur greater action in the marketplace, create jobs in the private sector, and significantly reduce exposure to radon. The plan includes strategies to reach low-income families, many of whom do not have the resources to make the simple fixes necessary to protect their homes and loved ones.
With the help of all agency networks, approximately 7.5 million buildings and homes in the United States will be able to receive information and build awareness around this serious public health risk. The plan includes federal government actions to reduce radon risks:
· Launching a cross-government outreach initiative to educate families about the health risks associated with radon exposure and the solutions to address the risks.
· Incorporating radon testing and mitigation into federal programs.
· Investing in new standards and updating codes for measurement and mitigation in schools, daycare facilities, and multi-family housing.
· Establishing incentives that drive testing and mitigation in the private and public sectors.
Information on the Federal Radon Action Plan
Information on radon and testing your home