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“Protect Your Family From Radon: A Guide for New York State Residents"

by Margaret Henderson

The New York State Department of Health has published radon guidance in Protect Your Family From Radon: A Guide for New York State Residents. The publication, available in both English and Spanish, can be downloaded as a pdf brochure. https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3168.pdf

The guide is designed for individuals and families and provides basic information about radon. The publication includes a list of the 41 counties in New York that are considered high risk. (High risk indicates that radon levels are anticipated to exceed 4 pCi/L, the USEPA recommended action level.) The department website also provides detailed maps and tables of radon test results in all counties in New York.

The brochure advises what is important to know about radon, that radon problems can be fixed, that new homes can be built with radon-resistant features, how radon can enter your home and what kind of health risk radon poses.

For more information, the brochure advised to contact the New York State Department of Health’s Radon Program. Phone: 518-402-7556 E-mail: radon@health.ny.gov