The AARST Consortium on National Radon Standards has announced the release of a Provisional American National Standard for radon mitigation professionals entitled, "Radon Mitigation Standards In Multifamily Buildings." The new document establishes preliminary standards for mitigating multifamily housing in the United States.
The American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) believes this material necessary for fixing the problem of radon exposure (radioactivity) in multi-family housing.
“Up until now," said Gary Hodgden, Chair of the Executive Stakeholder Committee at AARST’s Standards Organization, “we have been witnessing that building owners and occupants of multifamily buildings are conducting radon testing but are faced with a problem. No standards or guidance documents have existed for mitigating radon (radioactivity) from apartments or multifamily dwellings.”
"I am happy to report that a document now exists to help remedy that situation.
Save the Date for a Webinar: June 18th - 2:00 PM EDT
On February 4, 2013, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that significant steps would be taken towards eliminating radon exposure in renter-occupied homes by issuing two new policies that will incorporate radon testing and mitigation into HUD programs. These policies are designed to help prevent some of the estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths radon causes in the United States every year.
Your are invited to learn more about one of the new HUD policies by attending the following briefing via Webinar/Conference Call:
Webinar: June 18, 2013 2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT
HUD Mortgage Policies: Multifamily Radon Measurement & Mitigation Standards & Certification