Alaska Radon Information
Alaska Radon Program:Radon Website: Website
Radon Contact: Richard Seifert
Active Radon Program: No
Require License for Radon Professionals: No
Alaska is the largest state in the United States by surface area, the least densely populated and the fourth least populous. Alaska has no active radon program, however the state does maintain an informative website on the general air quality in the state.
The radon levels in the state of Alaska are average. That being said, radon can seep into any home old or new. We here at RadonResources.com recommend that you test your home at least twice a year.
According to the US EPA website elevated levels of radon have been found in all counties in Alaska. However, all counties but two have shown a collective average below the recommended action level.
Alaska Radon Mitigation and Testing
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Alaska Radon Mitigation
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Alaska Radon Testing
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Alaska 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.
Alaska Radon Statistics
Alaska has 27 counties and 0 (0%) 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. Alaska's state radon zone average is 2.37, which is the average of all county zone ratings the EPA has assigned the state, ranking it 36 among all states.
Alaska Radon Contractor License Information
Does Alaska require contractors to be licensed? No.
What are the licensing requirements? There are no state mandated requirements to become a licensed radon contractor in Alaska. Those looking for a radon certification can take qualified third party courses that are offered through the NRPP or AARST.
Alaska Radon Real Estate Requirements
Does the state of Alaska require radon testing for all real estate transactions? No
However both the state of Alaska and the EPA recommend that a home or residence should be tested before a real estate transaction is carried out. Even though Alaska 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. Alaska radon mitigation is not expensive compared to the dangers and a system can be implemented in a relatively short period of time.