Looking for Ways to Deal With Radon?
Of the roughly 1 million new homes built in the average year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) predicts that about 150,000 of them will have elevated levels of radon. EPA recently announced the final version of model construction standards for radon resistant new construction. Builders may be familiar with some techniques on the list, since many are also used to increase energy efficiency and control moisture.
To get a copy of the radon resistant construction standards, call
800-55 RADON (800-557-2366).
This article appeared in Energy Source Builder #33 June 1994,