New Web Site Helps Homeowners Reduce Cancer Risk Posed by Radon Gas

Radon map of the United States
February 2000

Radioactive radon gas, seeping into houses from the soil below, poses a health risk to humans in certain parts of the United States. A new web site developed jointly by scientists at Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division and Columbia University uses advanced mathematical methods, research on radon gas infiltration, and geologic data, to help homeowners determine when and how to take action to reduce health risk from radon exposure.

The Radon Project Web site was developed by EETD's Phil Price, and Andrew Gelman and others at Columbia University's Department of Statistics.