- Advisories & Alerts
Emergency Radon Rule Amendment – July 8, 2020
More information about the emergency rule amendment can be found below and here.
On July 8, 2020, an emergency radon rule amendment revising the certification and standards requirements regarding radon testing, mitigation, and laboratory analysis, in accordance with the requirements of House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1334 from the 2020 Legislative Session, was passed by the IDOH Executive Board. The changes approved will impact, among other things, updates to current industry standards of practice, a modification of license terms, and national and state credential requirements.
- Radon Professionals
National Radon Certification Boards
- As per 410 IAC 5.1-28(f), all Indiana Licensed Primary Testers, Laboratory Testers, and Mitigators are required to report all radon activity to IDOH on a form approved by IDOH. All reports are due on January 31st for data from the previous calendar year (e.g. 2021 testing/mitigation data is due on January 31st, 2022). See below for approved forms.
Uncertain if you need a Primary Tester, Secondary Tester, or Mitigator?
For a listing of Indiana-licensed radon testing and mitigation companies, please refer to:
- Testing Your Home
To purchase a low-cost radon short term or long term test kit, please visit the American Lung Association
If you have general radon questions, please contact the Indiana Radon Hotline at 1-800-272-9723
You may also contact Katie Etter at 317-233-1294, email@example.com
Radon Forms and Brochures
- Rule 410 Indiana Administrative Code 5.1 (Radon Rule)
- Citizen’s Guide to Radon
- Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction
- Home Buyers and Sellers Guide to Radon
- Indiana’s Radon Fact Sheet
- EPA Radon Fact Sheet
- Radon: A brief guide on how to keep your home and family safe from radon
- Radon: Keep your home safe from radon
Additional Information About Indiana and Radon Prevention
- EPA National Radon Action Month
- National Radon Program Services
- US EPA Radon Page for Indiana (Region 5)
- US EPA Radon Map for Indiana
- Indiana Median Radon Levels by Township: 2002-2017
- US EPA Radon-resistant New Construction
- US EPA Indoor airPLUS New Home Certification Program
- Radon Informational Video for Medical Professionals
Indiana Radon Poster Contest
The Indiana Radon Poster Contest is held each year to spread awareness of radon gas, the second leading cause of lung cancer. The Indiana Radon Poster Contest is made possible through a partnership with the Indiana Department of Health and American Lung Association.
The contest, in its fourth year, is open to students aged 9 to 14. It encourages teachers to educate students about radon to increase public awareness of the gas and encourage Hoosiers to test their homes.
A total of 463 posters were submitted from 14 different schools. This year’s first-place winner is Juliet Pearce, an eighth-grader at Hamilton Intermediate Junior High School in Fishers. Second place was awarded to Erika Nakazawa, also an eighth-grader at Hamilton Intermediate Junior High in Fishers. Third place went to Trenidy Gibbons, an eighth-grader at Elwood Junior/Senior High School in Elwood. All three students will receive cash prizes, and Pearce’s poster will be entered in the national radon poster contest.
Radon is produced by the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. It seeps through cracks and gaps in floors, walls and construction joints and around service pipes, accumulating in air and drinking water. Radon can be found throughout the United States and can get into any type of building, but the risk of exposure is highest in homes, where people spend a majority of their time. The EPA says nearly one out of every 15 homes in the United States has elevated radon levels.
Testing homes for radon can help prevent exposure. A radon testing kit can be purchased at most home or hardware stores. If high levels of radon are detected, licensed contractors can install mitigation systems to eliminate the problem and protect residents.
Information about the 2023 radon poster contest will be posted at www.lung.org/radon in December.
|1st Place: Juliet Pearce||2nd Place: Erika Nakazawa||3rd Place: Trenidy Gibbons|