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Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality Brochure on Radon

by Margaret Henderson

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality Radon Program provides education and public outreach to answer questions about radon and encourage testing and mitigation.

Radon in Oklahoma is a brochure published by the Radon Program to provide basic information on topics surrounding radon. http://www.deq.state.ok.us/radon/radon%20in%20oklahoma%20brochure.pdf

The brochure suggests using radon resistant new construction techniques when building a new home, and provides some basic discussion of:
• What is Radon
• Radon Risks
• How Radon Enters the Home

Radon mitigation advice includes possibilities such as sealing cracks in floors and walls or installing mitigation systems when needed. Cost estimates are given for mitigation with average costs being around $1200 and anticipated ranges of $800 to $2500.

Additional advised is recommended through reference to the USEPA documents:
• A Citizen’s Guide to Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family From Radon
• Building Radon Out: A Step-byStep Guide on How to Build Radon Resistant Homes
• Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon
• Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction: How to Fix Your Home

For more information about radon in Oklahoma, contact:

Keisha Cornelius
Oklahoma Radon Program Coordinator
Telephone Number: 405-702-5162

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
Land Protection Division
Radiation Management Section