Kansas Radon Information
Kansas Radon Program:Radon Website: Website
Radon Contact: Kim Steves
Active Radon Program: Yes
Require License for Radon Professionals: No
Kansas is the 15th most expansive state and the 34th most populous. It also happens to be one of the most productive states in the country as far as agriculture is concerned with several high yields of wheat, sorghum and more. It is estimated by the Kansas Department of Public Health that more than 200 lung cancer deaths in the state every year can be linked to indoor radon exposure.
The state has an active radon program, dedicated to educating citizens about the risks associated with the deadly gas. You can find more information on Radon, testing and mitigation at the official page.
The radon levels in Kansas are above average in many areas of the state. That means there’s an increased risk for all homeowners, which is why we recommend testing exposure levels at least twice a year.
Kansas Radon Mitigation and Testing
Need your home tested for radon? Already know you have high levels and need a radon reduction system installed? Finding qualified Radon professionals can be difficult, but we've put together a list of Kansas contractors to help you save time.
Kansas Radon Mitigation
We have compiled a list of qualified radon mitigation contractors.
Find Radon Mitigation Contractors here
Kansas Radon Testing
Need your home or office tested for Radon? We have compiled a list of qualified radon testing contractors.
Find Radon Testing Contractors here
Kansas Radon Levels
Zone 1 (1): Potential for radon levels above 4 pCi/L according to EPA
Zone 2 (2): Potential for radon levels between 2 pCi/L and 4 pCi/L according to the EPA
Zone 3 (3): Lowest EPA level with expected radon levels at or below 2 pCi/L
Disclaimer: It is strongly recommended that all households, schools and office spaces test radon levels individually. The EPA Radon Zone data is not an indicator of individual test results, but a guideline for strategic planning. Toxic radon levels can be found in all counties, regardless of their zone rating. While we make efforts to keep this information up to date, it is derived from thirdparty sources which may not be accurate or reflect the most current statistics.
Kansas Radon Statistics
Kansas has 105 counties and 65 (62%) have been assigned Zone 1 counties by the EPA. Zone 1 counties have the highest potential to have homes test higher than 4 pCi/L. Kansas's state radon zone average is 1.38, which is the average of all county zone ratings the EPA has assigned the state, ranking it 11 among all states.
Kansas Radon Contractor License Information
Does Kansas require contractors to be licensed? Yes.
As of July, 2011 legislation requires all persons performing radon testing or mitigation in the state to be certified.
What are the licensing requirements? The licensing requirements are as follows:
Kansas Radon Real Estate Requirements
Does the state of Kansas require radon testing for all real estate transactions? No
However both the state of Kansas and the EPA recommend that a home or residence should be tested before a real estate transaction is carried out. Even though Kansas does not require radon testing, we certainly recommend you have a test performed before you purchase a home. If you decide to perform a test after and find elevated levels, there is no reason to panic. Kansas radon mitigation is not expensive compared to the dangers and a system can be implemented in a relatively short period of time.