HUD Fights Radon Lung Cancer with New Radon Testing & Mitigation Policy

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 04:03 PM
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Radon Lung CancerWith the help of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, residents of Hartford Connecticut will now have a much safer place to live. You may know about radon gas, but it has become even more of a threat than ever to residents of Hartford. With the help of HUD, the number of cases of radon lung cancer will surely decrease as there has been increased regulation in regard to the safety of all those living in multifamily homes.

Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Depending on the city, there are high concentrations of the gas in specific areas, and areas known to be a bit safer. Regardless of where you live, it is all determined by the concentration of uranium in the soil beneath a home in Hartford. The uranium breaks down to create a byproduct of radon. Radon is radioactive and known to cause radon lung cancer. It may enter through sliding through your foundation, or even entering the ground water supply. No matter how the gas enters, it may easily enter your home, and wreck serious havoc if not controlled.

HUD is determined to lower the amount of radon gas in Hartford, and the rest of the United States by trying to regulate the levels as much as possible. With new HUD regulation, tenants of multifamily dwellings will receive a much strong advocate for their safety and reduce radon lung cancer. As tenants, you may or may not be able to convince a landlord to provide necessary equipment for your safety and health. What is signed and contracted in a lease agreement is not always the safety of all tenants in a home. With the help of HUD, radon levels will be reduced in many multifamily homes.

HUD Reduces Radon Lung Cancer in Hartford

New HUD regulation requires that all multifamily homes that are financed through HUD will be required to be tested for radon gas. In addition to being tested, all homes that return high levels of gas will then be required to have an air purification system installed. With radon being the second leading cause of lung cancer, and killing 21,000 people annually, this could not be a smarter and more effective way of protecting residents of multifamily homes and reducing radon lung cancer.

HUD is part of a larger organization known as the Federal Healthy Homes Work Group. The group is made up of HUD, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency. With all of these amazing organizations partnering together for good, we are sure to see some great and significant change in the safety and efficiency of all homes in America. Hartford residents, and the American Lung Association should give HUD a great round of applause for taking a step in the right direction for home safety for all to prevent radon lung cancer.

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