What Can You Do?
The most important thing you can do is to become educated about radon and have your home tested. You may purchase radon test kits online or at your local hardware store. You may also click here to Find a Radon Test Kit or Measurement and Mitigation Professional.
The following is an excerpt from EPA's Citizen's Guide to Radon:
EPA Recommends the Following Testing Steps:
Step 1: Take a short-term test. If your result is 4 pCi/L. or higher*, take a follow-up test (Step 2) to be sure.
Step 2: Follow up with either a long-term test or a second short-term test:
- If you followed up with a long-term test: Fix your home if your long-term test result is 4pCi/L or more*.
- If you followed up with a second short-term test: The higher your short-term results, the more certain you can be that you should fix your home.
Radon Information for Homebuyers and Sellers6
For more information on Real Estate Resources
For more information on Home Buyer’s/Seller’s Guide to Radon
For more information on Radon Protection: Buying a Newly Built Home
Radon-Resistant New Construction4,6
Radon-Resistant New Construction (RRNC) use simple technology and radon reduction techniques to help keep radon from entering a home by directing the radon gas outdoors. It is more cost-effective to include radon-resistant techniques while build a home, rather than retrofitting an existing home.
See attached for Radon Protection: Building a Home
See attached for a Radon-Resistant New Construction checklist
See attached for Building a New Home, Have You Considered Radon?
See attached for Builders and Contractors Resources for RRNC
See attached for Directory of Builders Using Radon-Resistant New Construction (RRNC)
Radon in Rental Properties3
- Find out whether the building you live in has been tested for radon.
- If your building has not been tested, ask the building owner to test, or test your own dwelling.
For more information for Radon Guide for Tenants\
What if my Home has High Radon Levels?3
Fixing a radon problem usually involves repairs to the building. These repairs are generally authorized by the owner, not the tenant. As a tenant, take the following steps to ensure the problem is fixed.
- 1 Inform the building owner in writing if your radon testing shows high radon levels.
- 2 If the owner performs additional radon testing, you can ask for the test results.
- 3 If you live in an apartment building, you can share your radon information with other residents.
For more information call the DHMH hotline at 1-866-703-3266
Radon in Schools2
If you don't know your school’s radon level, you should think about discussing with your school’s officials about having your school tested for radon.
Information on how to manage radon in schools may be found here.
The National Radon Safety Board and The National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) can help consumers find a certified radon professional and help professionals become certified
 2016_a_citizens_guide_to_radon.pdf. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016
 US EPA, O. (n.d.). Radon in Schools [Overviews and Factsheets]. Retrieved February 1, 2017, from https://www.epa.gov/radon/radon-schools
 U.S. EPA, O. (n.d.). “A Radon Guide for Tenants”. Retrieved 3 March, 2017, from https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2014-08/documents/tenants_guide.pdf
 State of Connecticut. Department of Public Health. (2017). Radon – Resistant New Construction. from http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3140&q=387610
 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2017). Radon from https://www.epa.gov/radon