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Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon

EPA Guide to Radon p.39

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Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon is a publication by the Environmental Protection Agency. Used with permission under public domain and creative commons. Usage: Category Education; License: Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed)

On this page: U.S. SURGEON GENERAL HEALTH ADVISORY "Indoor radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. It's important to know that this threat is completely preventable.

Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques." January 2005

Consumers need to know about the health of a house they are considering purchasing, including whether there is a radon problem, and if so, how to fix it. The Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon provides practical consumer information that every home buyer needs to know. -- Consumer Federation of America Foundation Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

American Lung Association

National Environmental Health Association

American Society of Home Inspectors Indoor Environments Division (6609J)

Environmental Law Institute

National Safety Council


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