Radon Division

  • Robert Lewis, Radon Division Chief

  • Denise Bleiler, Radiation Protection Program Supervisor, Radon Monitoring Section

  • Kelley Oberdick, Radiation Protection Program Supervisor, Radon Certification Section

  • Radon Division Hotline:
    • (800) 237-2366
    • (Pennsylvania only)

  • Contacting the Radon Division:
    • Phone:  (717) 783-3594
    • Fax:  (717) 783-8965

The Radon Division ensures public health and safety by increasing public and professional awareness of radon and its health risks by administration of a certification program for radon testing, mitigation and laboratory analysis individuals and firms.



The American Lung Association (ALA) in Pennsylvania and Radon
Free Radon Test Kits still available, while supplies last

The ALA has been a partner with the PA DEP/Radon Division for many years in an effort to increase public awareness of radon, testing for radon, and mitigation of radon problems.

Please see the ALA link below for additional important information on radon and radon test kits. A limited supply is available for Pennsylvania residents who have not yet tested their homes.

http://www.lunginfo.org/freeradonkit


Evaluation of the Performance of Alpha Track Laboratories during 2013 and 2014

  • In an effort to provide oversight of the radon industry and to help assure that the citizens of the commonwealth are receiving accurate radon testing results, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Radiation Protection, Radon Division has recently conducted an evaluation of the performance of the following Alpha Track laboratories who hold certification in the state of Pennsylvania:

    • Accustar labs-Massachusetts
    • Landauer, Inc.
    • RSSI

  • During this evaluation we used two different test scenarios, one being in the Bowser-Morner radon chamber, and the other being in an employee basement to mimic real life testing conditions. Success in this type of program will help to assure the consumer, lab management, and regulatory agencies that the laboratory is generating accurate and reliable results.

  • We are pleased to report that all the above named laboratories have successful passed our evaluation. This type of evaluation is an ongoing process and extends to all the laboratories that hold radon laboratory certification in the state of Pennsylvania.

Update on Perspectives and Recommendations on Indoor Radon



Radiation & Granite Countertops



Radon Video (Requires Flash):

About Radon
Part 1
(1,681KB)
Radon Test Equipment
Part 2
(1,930KB)
Radon Prevention
Part 3
(903KB)
Facts & Questions
Part 4
(163KB)
Certification
Part 5
(811KB)

Radon is Everywhere!

KIDS Radon video

Public Service Announcements:
2013 Radon Television PSA

EPA's Radon Video Contest: Winning Entry
Still photograph from Eddie's Story

In July 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asked for 30-60 second video submissions with the theme "Radon: Test, Fix, Save a Life" which encourage Americans to test and fix their homes for radon. The EPA received over 30 entries which you can view online.

The winning entry was "Eddie's Story" by Benjamin Schultz and Michael Gentilini.

Other EPA media campaigns may be found at:

http://www.epa.gov/radon/media_campaigns.html



Stop RADON before you build.


Pennsylvania's Radon-related Statutes and Regulations:

Radon Services: