National Radon Action Plan…A Strategy for Saving Lives
A new National Radon Action Plan sets a goal of addressing 5 million homes by 2020.
The National Radon Action Plan presents a long-range strategy for eliminating avoidable radon-induced lung cancer in the United States. The Plan’s near-term goals are to reduce radon risk in 5 million homes and to save 3,200 lives by 2020. While the 2020 goals offer bold and important milestones, they are not the endpoint. Our ultimate goal is to eliminate avoidable radon-induced lung cancer in the United States by incorporating radon testing, radon mitigation and radon-resistant construction into the systems that govern purchasing, financing, constructing and renovating homes and other buildings. Using simple and proven technologies, we can eliminate avoidable radon-induced lung cancers. We need to apply those technologies as standard practice and we will, over time, reduce radon risk across the U.S. building stock. When we find, fix and prevent high indoor radon levels as a standard practice so that no American is exposed to avoidable radon at home, school or work, we will have achieved the vision of this Plan.