North Carolina Radon Program

What is Radon?

Radon is the leading environmental cause of lung cancer in the United States of America, second only to smoking tobacco.

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and chemically inert radioactive gas. It is formed by the natural radioactive decay of uranium in rock, soil, and water. It can be found in all 50 states. Testing for it is the only way of telling how much radon is present.



North Carolina Radiation Protection Section

5505 Creedmoor Rd, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27612

1645 MSC, Raleigh NC 27699-1645


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NOTE:  Information provided in this website has been provided, in part, by the National Radon Program Services; a Cooperative Agreement between the US EPA and Kansas State University; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.





FREE RADON TEST KITS

UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE NO MORE FREE KITS

The NC Radon Program was able to purchase 3,000 radon test kits with

grant funds provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

This began January 1, 2020 and all 3,000 kits have been distributed.


Click on the following link to learn about our free webinars

February 2020 Webinars FINAL.pdf