Invisible to the naked eye, the only way to determine if radon is accumulating to dangerous levels is by testing. However, a test can only be effective if steps are taken to ensure proper testing conditions are met.
As NRPP certified radon measurement professionals (RMPs), we frequently get asked about the differences between short-term and long-term radon testing. Here’s what homeowners need to know about choosing a test, and why long-term kits provide the most accurate results.
With the Air Quality Index (AQI) playing a crucial role in assessing the quality of our air, it's natural to wonder how it can impact the results of radon testing. Though it primarily focuses on outdoor air pollutants, AQI can indirectly impact the results of radon testing, especially in residential dwellings.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has taken a crucial step towards safeguarding the health and well-being of tenants living in multifamily properties backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. With the adoption of a more robust 2023 Enterprise Multifamily Radon Policy, the FHFA is ensuring that the Enterprises' properties continue to offer safe and sustainable housing across the United States.
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, about one in five homes in the state has elevated radon levels above the EPA's recommended action level of 4 pCi/L. If you're a homeowner or property manager in Texas, it's crucial to understand the risks of radon exposure and to take action to protect your family, tenants, and employees.