Georgia Radon Information
Georgia Radon Program:Radon Website: Website
Radon Contact: Adriane Wood
Active Radon Program: Yes
Require License for Radon Professionals: No
Georgia Radon Levels
EPA Radon Levels
Georgia has 159 counties and 4 (3%) 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. Georgia's state radon zone average is 2.57, which is the average of all county zone ratings the EPA has assigned the state, ranking it 43 among all states.
The radon levels in Georgia are above average in 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.
Georgia Radon Mitigation and Testing
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Georgia Radon Mitigation
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Georgia Radon Testing
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Georgia Radon Contractor License Information
Does Georgia require contractors to be licensed? No.
What are the licensing requirements? There are no state mandated requirements to become a licensed radon contractor in Georgia. Those looking for a radon certification can take qualified third party courses that are offered through the NRPP or AARST.
Georgia Radon Real Estate Requirements
Does the state of Georgia require radon testing for all real estate transactions? No
However both the state of Georgia and the EPA recommend that a home or residence should be tested before a real estate transaction is carried out. Even though Georgia 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. Georgia radon mitigation is not expensive compared to the dangers and a system can be implemented in a relatively short period of time.
Georgia Radon Map
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.
Georgia is the 24th most expansive state and the eighth most populous. Atlanta, the state’s capital is one of the most populous cities in the US. Among the 22,000 people that die each year from radon induced lung cancer, 6,000 of them are from Georgia.
The state has a 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 Georgia government page.