Real EstateRadon and Real Estate
The EPA considers real estate transactions to have special considerations that other types of radon measurements do not. This is primarily due to the involvement of multiple parties, each with their own financial interests. Therefore, the EPA publication for home buyers and sellers includes recommended testing and interpretation protocol for radon testing/measurements that is done as part of a real estate transaction. The reason the EPA makes this type of radon testing a unique case include:
- An intention to reduce misunderstandings, as well as to protect the public health.
- An effort to provide home buyers, sellers, real estate agents, and testing organizations with a common basis of understanding of the recommended procedures for radon measurements
- Through widespread implementation, testing results will be reliable indicators of the need for mitigation.