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South Korea Establishes More Stringent Radon Laws

Wednesday, January 20th


EPA Map of US Radon Zones

The EPA's US Map of radon zones is a good indicator of areas at high risk for radon exposure, but it's important to remember that high radon levels can be found anywhere.

Because radon can be found virtually anywhere, the world at large is starting to take action against radon gas and its cancer-causing effects. The World Health Organization has already named this radioactive substance a first-class carcinogen, and now, South Korea is taking measures to reduce the risk of radon for their population.

An article published in Korea Bizwire stated that while previously, officials only advised against radon, now specific laws are being put into place to ensure proper radon management and better resources for homeowners and businesses alike.

Some of the goals of this legislation include creating a radon map to help discover general areas of high radon concentration, and to conduct further research into radon levels in indoor air. In areas with high radon density, radon management plans will be made by the governor to eliminate the threat.

Knowing as much as possible about radon levels is the best way to fight it, and South Korea is headed in the right direction with their new laws. The U.S. has similar plans in place to protect our citizens against radon, such as the National Radon Action Plan.

If you’re concerned about radon levels in your home, a professional radon mitigation contractor can discuss testing and mitigation options and provide all the radon services you need. Schedule an appointment with your local National Radon Defense company today! 

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