Region 1: EPA New England

Radon in New England

These pages provide information about radon. Information presented includes: what is radon; why home radon testing is a good idea; and, how you can obtain your own radon test kit.

What Is Radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It comes from the decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. Radon gas is colorless, odorless, and without taste. The presence of radon in a home cannot be detected by human senses. The only way to know if your home contains radon gas is to test.

To learn more about radon, check out the following pages:

Why Test for Radon?
Indoors, radon can accumulate in the lower levels of homes where it can adversely affect human health.... more


Radon Publications
Video on Radon in Real Estate... Guides to Radon... How to Order Publications from EPA... Radon in Schools... Radon Mitigation Standards... more

Contacts and Links
State Radon Numbers... Tribal Radon Numbers... National Radon Hotline... more