Tennessee Radon Program
TDEC’s Office of Policy and Sustainable Practices (OPSP) administers the Tennessee Radon Program, which promotes radon testing and mitigation in buildings as part of a State Indoor Radon Grant (SIRG) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Radon Program is TDEC’s only indoor air quality program. Through the program, OPSP conducts education and outreach, training, conferences, meetings, and other networking to develop partnerships and support of EPA’s FY 14-18 Indoor Air Quality Goal 1 to reduce the number of premature lung cancer deaths through lowered radon exposure.
The Radon Program supports the Governor’s priority for health and welfare while also supporting TDEC goals to increase public/private partnership and achieve positive environmental outcomes.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It is released during the natural decay of uranium, which is found in most rock and soil. Radon is odorless, invisible, and without taste.