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Georgia Provides Testing Encouragement and Instruction through Extension Service

by Margaret Henderson

The University of Georgia (UGA) Radon Education Program receives funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency State Indoor Radon Grant Program and provides a variety of outreach activities including a quarterly newsletter.

The closing newsletter of 2017, featured article on “When buying a home, remember to test for radon,” by Gabrielle Elyce Dean. The article reminds that along with the customary home inspection, it is important to test for radon. Testing advice includes having a home inspector do the testing (if they do so), hiring a certified radon measurement technician to do the test, or perform the test yourself. The article notes that timely testing may allow the buyer to negotiate with the seller, if results exceed the 4 pCi/L recommended action level of the USEPA. For more information on radon, testing your home, and finding a certified mitigator, go to http://www.UGAradon.org or contact us at ugaradon@uga.edu.

The website a provides an accompanying video that provides instruction on Radon Testing: UGA Extension DIY Series. https://www.fcs.uga.edu/extension/home-radon
This video shows the viewer how to use the radon test kit. Radon test kits may be ordered at https://estore.uga.edu/C27063_ustores/web/classic/store_main.jsp?STOREID=226
A map of radon test results by zip code is also provided to encourage radon awareness and testing. See https://www.fcs.uga.edu/docs/DCA_GA_Radon_Map_Jan06-Sep15.pdf

For more information, contact:
Gabrielle Elyce Dean
Radon Educator