Lowering Radon Levels: Help for Consumers
EPA and Partners Announce National Plan to Prevent Lung Cancer Deaths Due to Radon Exposure
November 10, 2015 - The National Radon Action Plan: A Strategy for Saving Lives sets out strategies to drive the changes needed to reduce exposure to radon. Strategies include requiring radon testing and reduction systems as a standard practice in housing finance and insurance programs, and institutionalizing radon risk reduction through building code requirements.
The collaborative strategy announced today aligns federal efforts with those of other national organizations dedicated to lowering radon exposure: the American Lung Association (ALA), American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST), the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), Cancer Survivors Against Radon (CanSAR), the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN), Citizens for Radioactive Radon Reduction, the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD), the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), and the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH). In addition to EPA, the federal partners are the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The new National Plan can be found at http://www.epa.gov/radon/national-radon-action-plan-strategy-saving-lives.
National Radon Hotline: Purchase radon test kits by phone.
1 (800) SOS-RADON (767-7236)
National Radon Helpline: Get live help for your radon questions.
1 (800) 55-RADON (557-2366)
National Radon Fix-It Line: For general information on fixing or reducing the radon level in your home.
1 (800) 644-6999
Living Healthy and Green Hotline
1 (866) 730-4733
National Radon Hotline En Español
1 (866) 528-3187
You may also contact one of the radon specialists on staff with the National Radon Program Services at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our radon specialists will respond to your question.
- Bruce Snead, Director
- Brian Hanson, Radon Program Coordinator
- Kristina Snyder, Radon Program Assistant
National Radon Program Services,
Kansas State University,
2323 Anderson Ave., Suite 300
Manhattan, KS 66502