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Federal Partners Launch Action Plan to Protect People and Families from Radon

Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and an important national public health issue. In response to this threat, leaders from agencies across the federal government have come together to develop a Federal Radon Action Plan. This Action Plan represents an historic interagency cooperation with the potential to reduce exposure to radon, including for people and families that do not have the resources to make the simple fixes necessary to protect their loved ones. The federal commitment made by EPA, General Services Administration and the Departments of Agriculture; Defense; Energy; Health and Human Services; Housing and Urban Development; Interior; and Veterans Affairs will help focus efforts on radon reduction and mitigation in homes, schools and daycare facilities , as well as radon-resistant new construction. The Action Plan was announced by senior leaders from partner agencies at the National Healthy Homes Conference , held June 20 to 23, 2011, in Denver, Colo. Over this next year, the federal family will continue to work together to implement the Plan.

The Federal Radon Action Plan

For the first time, all interagency collaboration on radon has been brought under one-strategic approach. The Action Plan contains both an array of current federal government actions to reduce radon risks, and a series of new commitments for future action. To address the current reality of barriers to radon risk reduction, the actions implemented through this effort will:

  • Demonstrate the importance, feasibility and value of radon testing and mitigation.
  • Provide policy, administrative, and economic incentives to encourage those who have sufficient resources to test and mitigate, and provide direct support to reduce the risk for those who lack sufficient resources.
  • Build demand for services from the professional, nationwide radon services industry.

With this Plan as a catalyst, industry and nonprofit ally organizations will be ready to build on and increase the impact of the ideas for action contained in the federal strategy. These complimentary efforts will create the demand needed for thousands of new jobs in the housing sector for radon testing, mitigation, and new construction.


The first step to help ensure the safety of you and your family’s health and safety is to have your home tested for radon. At St. Louis Radon, our professional testers deploy the latest in computerized electronic real-time radon monitoring technology to provide you with a comprehensive report, including a complete visual graph of radon level data points as recorded over a 48-hour sampling period.

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If testing indicates levels of radon that require action, our team of engineers and technicians will design and install a custom radon mitigation system to safely and effectively redirect radon and other soil gasses out of your home. We also take additional measures to seal and close other possible breaches in the foundation that could let soil gasses into the through cracks or drain tiles systems.

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New Construction

With new home construction projects, it is crucial to determine the level of radon that may be present in the soil before the home is built. It’s also critical to have the new home retested for potential radon concentrations immediately following occupancy. We also highly recommend installing an Active Dampness Control System (ADC) with every new build.

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