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Indiana’s Radon Tools for Local Health Departments

by Margaret Henderson

Indiana State Department of Health provides tools for local health department staff regarding radon at https://www.in.gov/isdh/26552.htm

Across Indiana, 93 local health departments serve the public by providing many health services on topics such as environmental health services, food protection, emergency preparedness, and other issues. The State Department of Health provides direct support to local health departments to help them deliver essential public health services, including assistance with radon issues. The Department provides radon tools and forms including:
· Rule 410 Indiana Administrative Code 5.1 (Radon Rule)
· Citizen's Guide to Radon pamphlet
· Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction pamphlet
· Home Buyers and Sellers Guide to Radon pamphlet
· Indiana's Radon Fact Sheet
· EPA Radon Fact Sheet (Bilingual)
· Information for locating Radon Professionals
· Order Radon Test Kits (American Lung Association)

Indiana’s FAQ sheet notes that one out of every three Indiana homes tested has elevated levels of radon, in excess of the 4 pCi/L recommended EPA action level. The majority of Indiana counties have high potential for excessive radon concentrations. With high potential for public radon exposure, the FAQ sheet includes a 10 Step Guide to Mitigation as well as informs the public about myths concerning radon.

Information about locating licensed radon professionals (testers and mitigators) is provided through the Department’s website. Detailed information about gaining licensure is also provided. https://www.in.gov/isdh/24346.htm

For more information, contact:

Indiana Radon Hotline: (800) 272-9723
https://www.in.gov/idem/health/2330.htm