EPA Publications

The US EPA is a great resource for information and publications. The publications indicated below are available for download by clicking on the "PDF Version" link next to the description.

For more publications and other EPA resources, go to: www.epa.gov/radon/pubs

Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon

This booklet is intended for anyone who is buying or selling a home, real estate and relocation professionals, home inspectors and others. [EPA 402-K-06-093, November 2006]

A Radon Guide for Tenants

This guide, created by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) with EPA's review, is for people who rent their apartments or houses. The guide explains what radon is, and how to find out if there is a radon problem in your home. The guide also talks about what you can do if there are high radon levels in your home. [EPA 402-K-98-004, 1996]

A Citizen's Guide to Radon

The guide to protecting yourself and your family from radon. This recently revised guidance offers strategies for testing your home for radon and discussions of what steps to take after you have tested, discussions of the risk of radon and radon myths. EPA 402-K-07-009, Revised May 2007]

Building Radon Out: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Build Radon-Resistant Homes

This 81-page, fully illustrated guide contains all the info you need in one place to educate home builders about radon-resistant new construction (RRNC), including: Basic questions and detailed answers about radon and RRNC; Specific planning steps before installing a system; Detailed installation instructions with helpful illustrations; Tips and tricks when installing a system, Marketing know-how when dealing with homebuyers; and, Architectural drawings. [EPA 402-K-01-002, April 2001]

Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction

You have tested your home for radon, but now what? This recently revised booklet is for people who have tested their home for radon and confirmed that they have elevated radon levels. This booklet can help you: Select a qualified contractor to reduce the radon levels in your home, Determine an appropriate radon reduction method, and Maintain your radon reduction system. [EPA 402-K-06-094, December 2006]