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.

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Upcoming Events


November 12-15, 2019

Radon Mitigation:  Four-Day Hands On Training

8:00am to 5:00pm (Check in time on Day 1: 7:30am)

Register Online

http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ea0305ca.html

National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP): 24 credit hours

National Radon Safety Board (NRSB): 24 credit hours


December 2, 2019

Radon in Water Course

9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Register Online

http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ea1202ca.html



Free Webinar Series

Email Phillip Gibson for more information phillip.gibson@dhhs.nc.gov


January 9, 2020

11 to 11:30 a.m. eastern standard time

Jonathan Samet, MD, Dean, Colorado School of Public Health


January 16, 2020

11 to 11:30 a.m. eastern standard time

William Field, PhD, Professor, University of Iowa


January 21, 2020

11 to 11:30 a.m. eastern standard time

Dallas Jones, Executive Director, American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST)


January 30, 2020

11 to 11:30 a.m. eastern standard time

Evan Kane, Manager, Wake County NC Groundwater Protection & Wells Program