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Provide Incentives and Support for Radon Risk Reduction

HUD Funds New Study for Testing Multi-family Housing

HUD has awarded Health Research, Inc. /New York State Dept. of Health $435,000 to investigate an effective sampling strategy for radon testing in multi-family housings. The researchers will obtain and analyze over 7,000 results of completed radon measurements from 100% of ground-floor units in over 500 multifamily buildings. The data are from radon professionals located in several states. Statistical analysis of the radon measurement data will be conducted to ascertain the minimum number of measurements needed to adequately assess the radon risk at a particular (e.g., 90%) confidence limit, and calculate and compare the increased health (lung cancer) risks to occupants associated with partial (e.g., 10%; 25%) and complete (100%) testing of multifamily units.

NRAP Meetings Include Discussion on Federal Grant Opportunities

NRAP Team hosted grant experts from HUD’s CDBG program and HHS Grants Division at the face-to-face meetings to explore ways to access public funds for radon testing and mitigation efforts. For information on federal grant opportunities, visit Grants.gov.