Kansas Radon

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. You can't see or smell radon. Testing is the only way to know your level of exposure.

New Proposed Radon Regulations

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is proposing to change the current regulations regarding radon measurement and mitigation in Kansas. Specifically, KDHE proposes to adopt the ANSI/AARST standards for radon measurement and mitigation in single family homes, multi-family homes, and schools and large buildings. You can find the proposed changes to the regulations along with an economic impact statement in the Helpful Documents section below. There will be a public hearing with an opportunity to present comments and we will update our certified community with that date once it is scheduled.

The public hearing for in-person public participation is September 12, 2023 at 10:00 am in Room 530 of the Curtis State Office Building in Topeka.  Participation in the comment process by postal mail or email to the addresses specified in the notice of hearing is also encouraged.  As stated in the notice of hearing, submit written comment regarding the proposed regulations to Mark  Ungerer, KDHE, Bureau of Community Health Systems, Radiation Control, Curtis State Office Bldg., 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 330, Topeka, KS 66612 or email Mark Ungerer.

Written comment must be received by the close of the public comment period at 5:00 pm on September 12, 2023, to be considered by KDHE and included as public comment in the administrative record of these regulations.

Thank you for your consideration of the proposed regulations for comment.

Helpful Documents