Radon Control Program


The Radon Control Program works to protect Rhode Islanders from lung cancer due to radon exposure by ensuring that no homes, schools, or other high priority public buildings have unacceptable radon levels. Program activities include: Implementation and enforcement of the mandatory radon testing and mitigation requirements for public and high priority buildings, certification and quality control of the licensed radon professional infrastructure, promote radon testing and mitigation in residential properties through education and outreach campaigns, promote radon resistant new construction in homes, schools and public buildings, and manage and maintain a comprehensive radon database of public/high priority and residential test results. The Program also collaborates with and supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's initiative, Protecting People and Families from Radon: A Federal Action Plan for Saving Lives.

2012 Accomplishments and Milestones

  • Since 1994 increased the mitigated (reduced level of radon) homes with unacceptable radon levels from 40% to 87%.
  • Since 2000, increased the proportion of persons who live in homes tested for radon concentrations from 5% to !0%, reaching the program's Healthier RI Environmental Quality Objective 8-5.