Each contract for the sale of residential real property shall contain the following language, as defined in K.S.A. 58-3078a:
Every buyer of residential real property is notified that the property may present exposure to dangerous concentrations of indoor radon gas that may place occupants at risk of developing radon-induced lung cancer. Radon, a class-A human carcinogen, is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause overall. Kansas law requires sellers to disclose any information known to the seller that shows elevated concentrations of radon gas in residential real property. The Kansas department of health and environment recommends all home-buyers have an indoor radon test performed prior to purchasing or taking occupancy of residential real property. All testing for radon should be conducted by a radon measurement technician. Elevated radon concentrations can be easily reduced by a radon mitigation technician.
Certification of Contractors Providing Radon Measurement, Mitigation, or Laboratory Services
The Kansas Radon Certification Law, which was passed in 2010 and went into effect in 2011, requires that all persons performing radon testing or mitigation in the state be certified by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The statutes and regulations that govern the Kansas Radon Certification Law:
An individual or laboratory wishing to be certified by the state of Kansas should download the Application Form for Kansas Certification or Renewal of Certification (PDF), and submit the completed form along with documentation of required training and examinations, and the required fee to the following: Kansas Department of Health and Environment Radiation Control Program 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 330 Topeka, KS 66612-1365
The fees for certification as listed in the Kansas radon regulations are as follows: