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New Federal requirements are designed to minimize the risks of radon exposure for condo and apartment dwellers
Helping to reduce hazardous radon gas in condos and apartments has long been a major goal of federal agencies such as the Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, the Dept. of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Now these agencies have partnered with the White House Council on Environmental Quality to launch the 2013 Advancing Healthy Housing Strategy.
A major initiative in this healthy home strategy focuses on radon testing and radon mitigation in apartment buildings, condos and multifamily housing. New requirements basically stipulate that multifamily housing that receives HUD financing or re-financing will require radon testing. If test results show radon concentration above the actionable level of 4 picocuries per liter, a radon mitigation system must be installed in the apartment or condominium.
Take action today! To comply with new federal regulations and make condos, apartments and multifamily housing safe from hazardous radon exposure, contact National Radon Defense to locate a licensed radon specialist in your area.
Radon testing and mitigation in apartments and condos can save many families from dangerous health risks.
The new HUD healthy home requirements call for radon testing and radon mitigation to be supervised by a certified radon professional. This requirement is especially wise with regard to radon gas in apartments, condos and multifamily housing for several reasons: