Updated Policy to Address Radon in Housing Released by HUD

The department awards $3 million for public radon testing in six states.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) updated its radon protection policy for public housing residents, requiring tests for the gas in their environmental review process. 

While radon is emitted from the soil naturally in small quantities, a faulty foundation can result in home interiors accumulating hazardous levels of the gas over time. Radon buildup in homes is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, responsible for nearly 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year.

“Through this new policy, HUD will increase awareness and address the hazards posed by radon to the health and safety of families across America,” said Secretary Marcia Fudge. “These grants will help public housing agencies reduce the threats presented by radon exposure to families and children.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Secretary Fudge as she oversees the updates of housing policies.
  • For HUD officials as they work to reduce hazardous threats in the housing industry.

Sources: Department of Housing and Urban Development

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