Radon gas is widely known as a leading cause of environmental lung cancer throughout the United States. For over 20 years the Environmental Protection Agency has been encouraging more regulation to mandate testing for radon gas and mitigating the problem when levels are 4 pCi/l or higher.
HUD, EPA, Surgeon General, and CDC held a press conference to announce radon testing and radon mitigation requirements for multifamily structures. Government officials as well as the awareness group Cancer Survivors Against Radon (CSAR) believe that this plan of action will save thousands of lives every year.
According to the American Lung Association, radon gases kill over 20,500 North Americans annually. This statistic makes radon the leading in-home killer in the U.S. “It is unfortunate that so many lives are taken by radon.
These new radon testing and radon mitigation requirements by HUD will give low income families the peace of mind of knowing that their homes are safe. SWAT Environmental, the largest radon mitigation company in the U.S., will be working in cooperation with the new HUD radon requirements to offer affordable solutions when elevated radon levels are detected.