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New Radon Testing Policy from Housing and Urban Development

Friday, July 19th by Mary Smith


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) strives to create homes that are safe and healthy for all who inhabit them. Despite its widespread impact, many people throughout the U.S. are still unaware of the dangers of radon.  This odorless, colorless gas is a carcinogen that often goes undetected.

In effect since June 4, 2013, new federal regulations were passed requiring radon testing and mitigation for HUD multifamily housing projects. This mean that most new FHA-insured construction, conversion and substantial rehabilitation projects will need to be tested and perhaps mitigated for radon. It also requires the same steps for most FHA-insured refinance transactions.

These stricter requirements are increasing the demand for radon testing and mitigation, and more homeowners are searching for a reliable, qualified company to perform these tests.  The new regulations require all testing and mitigation to be performed by a radon professional that has the appropriate certification and licensing.

Every radon professional in the National Radon Defense network is qualified to perform radon testing and mitigation to keep your home safe and healthy.  We can help you find a local radon testing or radon mitigation specialist in your area.  Radon is the leading cause of cancer among non-smokers. The only way to find out if you and your family are being exposed to high levels of radon is to have your home tested!

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