Iowa Radon Information 

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The Iowa AIR Coalition is a Public Health Coalition in Iowa working together in the areas of RADON in the home and workplace, INDOOR AIR QUALITY, and awareness and control of ASTHMA triggers in the indoor environment. 

The Iowa AIR Coalition is federally funded and administered through the Iowa Department of Public Health.
For Radon information call the Radon Hotline number 1-800-383-5992.


January is National Radon Action Month

EPA has Resources to Help You Promote National Radon Action Month

image: January is National Radon Action Month

Order Radon Test kits by calling the

Radon Hotline 1-800-383-5992 or refer to the list.

Iowa Certified Radon Laboratories (Test Kits)


The Iowa Department of Education has developed a new website about radon for schools. 

The site contains information about testing and useful links to EPA information.

Learn more here 


Need to find a radon professional?

Get Certified

Certified Radon Measurement Specialist

(Iowa Certified Radon Measurement Specialists list)

Certified Radon Mitigator

(Iowa Credentialed Radon Mitigation Specialists List)


State of Iowa Radon Program

American Lung Association
of the Upper Midwest


EPA - radon

AARST Consortium on National Radon Standards

Health House



One Mitigator/Testing lab has some interesting information about granite and their own testing procedure and kits.

The CT DEP did surveys similar to yours with similar results.

The Marble Institute of America (A granite industry trade organization) has the closest thing to a national testing protocol so far.  and also have some info that might be useful.

The latest (two years ago) uproar was started by a company called Clean Build.  A TV station in Houston Texas carried a report in which they stated that the Quartz Countertop Industry had funded them for the purpose of cutting into granite’s market. 

You can find the video by searching KHOU TV-11 and granite countertops on youtube.

Formaldehyde in homes


  Iowa Radon Professionals and Stakeholders

A small group of Iowans has initiated a project to have radon legislation introduced to the Iowa General Assembly.  

The tactic would include the introduction of 2 bills: one bill would require a radon test to be performed prior to every 

home purchase; the other would be similar to the Illinois Radon Awareness Act.

To read the Illinois law, click on the following link:


.The Remarkable Radium "Liquid Sunshine" Fad And its Deadly Consequences

21, 000 Lung Cancer Deaths

Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. every year, and about 200 in Iowa. These are preventable with proper action.

January and other cooler weather months are the best time to test your home for radon. Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell or taste. Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family's health. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America and claims more than 21,000 lives annually.

All home owners should be encouraged to test their homes and make repairs if the radon level is 4.0 picocuries or greater.

Read more about radon at

Radon Testing Ad with the Neighbor

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