Michigan Radon Information
Michigan Radon Program:Radon Website: Website
Radon Contact: Mr. Leslie E. Smith, III
Active Radon Program: Yes
Require License for Radon Professionals: No
Michigan Radon Levels
EPA Radon Levels
Michigan has 82 counties and 8 (10%) 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. Michigan's state radon zone average is 2.41, which is the average of all county zone ratings the EPA has assigned the state, ranking it 38 among all states.
The radon levels in Michigan are above average in many areas of the state. There’s an increased risk for all homeowners, which is why we recommend testing exposure levels at least twice a year.
Michigan Radon Mitigation and Testing
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Michigan Radon Mitigation
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Michigan Radon Testing
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Michigan Radon Contractor License Information
Does Michigan require contractors to be licensed? No.
What are the licensing requirements? There are no state mandated requirements to become a licensed radon contractor in Michigan. Those looking for a radon certification can take qualified third party courses that are offered through the NRPP or AARST.
Michigan Radon Real Estate Requirements
Does the state of Michigan require radon testing for all real estate transactions? No
However both the state of Michigan and the EPA recommend that a home or residence should be tested before a real estate transaction is carried out. Even though Michigan 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. Michigan radon mitigation is not expensive compared to the dangers and a system can be implemented in a relatively short period of time.
Michigan 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.
Michigan is the 11th most expansive state in terms of size and the 9th most populous. According to a survey conducted during the 1987-88 winter season it was discovered that approximately 12 percent of the homes in the state (nearly one in eight) have radon levels exceeding 4 pCi/l which is the recommended action level set by EPA. Furthermore, in some counties, as many as 40-45 percent (or more) of the homes were found to have levels well over the 4 pCi/l guideline.
Michigan does have 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.