The North Carolina Radon Program

North Carolina Radiation Protection Section

NC Division of Health Service Regulation

NC Department of Health and Human Services

About Radon

Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas found in soil and rock. It seeps into homes through cracks in the foundation, walls and joints.

▪In some parts of the country, ground water can be a major source of radon. All homes should be tested for radon.

▪Learn more about radon in ground water and drinking water.

▪Among non-smokers, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

▪Lung cancer due to radon exposure claims about 21,000 U.S. lives annually, based on EPA estimates.

▪More information about radon exposure and lung cancer.

▪In many cases lung cancer can be prevented; this is especially true for radon-related lung cancer.

▪Using common materials and straightforward techniques, builders can construct new homes that are resistant to radon entry.

Contact Information

5505 Creedmoor Rd, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27612

1645 MSC, Raleigh NC 27699-1645

(828) 712-0972

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