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Environmental Law Institute's Database of State Indoor Air Quality Laws

The Environmental Law Institute’s Database of State Indoor Air Quality Laws contains a broad cross-section of laws on the subject of indoor air quality. The following chart collects those laws included in the database that address the subject of radon. The chart does not purport to include every state law that addresses radon. The chart highlights laws that deal directly or exclusively with radon, and
does not include laws that may affect the problem of radon indirectly. For example, a law that authorizes a state agency to undertake research on indoor air quality generally may result in radon-related activities but would not be included here.

View the Database Excerpt on Radon Laws here.



This report by the David Suzuki Foundation examines current international guidance on radon and its implications for Canada. The report reviews developments from other industrialized countries and compare Canada’s radon guideline to parallel standards and guidelines in leading jurisdictions.
The authors conclude that international guidance on radon has evolved significantly in recent years, and this necessitates a re-evaluation of Canada’s guideline for radon in indoor air. The report argues that It is once again time for Canada to update its guideline to match leading international standards.

To read the full report visit.


Radon: Keeping Your Home Safe

Radon in Minnesota Homes:
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) provides information on radon and how to protect your family's health. MDH also recommends that every Minnesota home be tested for radon.

For more information download a printable version of the brochure "Radon: Keeping Your Home Safe."

Download here.


Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon

EPA's booklet is intended for anyone who is buying or selling a home, real estate and relocation professionals, home inspectors and others.

EPA Recommends:

  • If you are buying a home or selling your home, have it tested for radon.
  • For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested.
  • Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picocuries per liter, or pCi/L, or higher.
  • Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases, may be reduced.
  • Take steps to prevent device interference when conducting a radon test.

Visit EPA.gov for more information.


YouTube Radon videos produced by Public Health England

Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas. It’s formed by the radioactive decay of small amounts of uranium that occur naturally in all rocks and soils.

The main danger from high radon exposure is the increased risk of lung cancer. For most people, radon is the single largest source of radiation exposure whether they are at home or at work.

Public Health England (PHE) is the UK’s primary expert on radon and radiation protection. PHE provides resources and advice about radon for the public, including individual householders, industry, education and research.

Check out these helpful YouTube videos from PHE:

Radon – how it affects you

Radon – what can I do?


Regional Radon Stakeholders’ Meeting and Training, February 23 and 24, 2015, in Sacramento, California

Regional Radon Stakeholders will meet in their First Annual Stakeholders’ meeting on February 24, 2015, and in continuing education training on February 23rd in Sacramento, California. Those invited to include:
• Radon professionals
• Affordable housing advocates
• Housing authorities
• Legislators
• Cancer and Radon Advocacy Groups
• Nonprofit housing advocacy groups
• Professional associations
• Public agencies
• Residential builders and developers
• State Cancer Control Plan Staff
The meeting is designed for all those that have a stake in protecting the public from unnecessary exposure to radon in their homes, schools and businesses. Hosts include Cancer Survivors Against Radon (CanSAR), and the California State Radon Program with assistance from the US EPA Region 9 office. Attendees are expected from California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and the Navajo Tribe.

Topics for discussion at the meeting are issues of common interest to the stakeholders. The goal is:


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 13th Report on Carcinogens

The 13th Report on Carcinogens

Authors: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Read the full resource: http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/pubhealth/roc/roc13/index.html

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 13th Report on Carcinogens is a science-based document that identifies chemical, biological, and physical agents that are considered cancer hazards for people living in the United States.

“Identifying substances in our environment that can make people vulnerable to cancer will help in prevention efforts,” said Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Toxicology Program (NTP). “This report provides a valuable resource for health regulatory and research agencies, and it empowers the public with information people can use to reduce exposure to cancer causing substances.”


National Healthy Housing Standard

National Healthy Housing Standard

Authors: National Center for Healthy Housing and the American Public Health Association

Read the full resource: http://www.nchh.org/Portals/0/Contents/NHHS_Full_Doc.pdf



Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials on Oil and Gas Sites

Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials on Oil and Gas Sites

Author: Don Garvey, CIH, CSP, CHMM
Occupational Health & Safety (June 2014)

Read the full article: http://ohsonline.com/Articles/2014/06/01/Technologically-Enhanced-Naturally-Occurring-Radioactive-Materials-on-Oil-and-Gas-Sites.aspx?Page=1


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has identified several potential occupational health risks on oil and gas well sites. These include noise, silica, hydrocarbons, and also ionizing radiation hazards in the form of technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive materials (TENORM).


Radium in Community Water Systems

The Centers for Disease Control's "Quick Reports" section provides information on the radium content in drinking water. Information available includes:

  • Distribution of number of community water systems (CWS) by mean Radium concentrations (picoCuries/per liter) by year.
  • Distribution of number of people served by community water systems (CWS) by mean Radium concentrations (picoCuries per liter) by year.
  • Distribution of number of community water systems (CWS) by maximum Radium concentrations (picoCuries per liter) by year.
  • Mean concentration of Radium (picoCuries per liter) by year.

Access the resource here. Contaminants are listed in alphabetical order. The report on radium appears two-thirds of the way down the page.