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July Radon News


May 2018 Medical News regarding Radon breaks down the new research and information regarding: facts, exposure, and effects.

State Radon Resistant New Construction Laws (2017): Visit AARST’s State Radon Policies for 2017 or search the National Conference of State Legislatures database for the latest details on radon policies/laws by state. Nebraska enacted a law to create the Radon Resistant New Construction Task Force to develop minimum standards for radon resistant new construction that may be enforced by a county, a city, or village as part of its local building code, and recommend such minimum standards to the governor and the legislature. Utah enacted a law amending its state building code to require that when passive radon controls or portions thereof are voluntarily installed, the installation shall comply with Appendix F of the IRC

 

Missouri Still Has No Legislation to Protect Its Citizens From Radon: The Missouri Department for Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) has stated that “31% of homes in Missouri are testing above EPA recommended levels for radon.” Still, Missouri has yet to enact any statutes addressing this dangerous, hidden threat.

Alberta Municipal Affairs clarifies radon mitigation requirements: Alberta Municipal Affairs has released a bulletin on design requirements for soil gas mitigation systems, which falls within the scope of Part 6 of the Alberta Building Code 2014 (ABC 2014).

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