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Radon is an odorless, colorless, naturally occurring radioactive gas resulting from the radioactive decay of uranium, which exists in most soils. Radon can enter homes and buildings from under the slab, crawlspace or basement. When radon is inhaled, the lungs can be seriously damaged. Studies have determined that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is also believed to be the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. If you have questions relating to the Radon Outreach Program please submit them to this link radon.questions@state.nm.us

The only way to determine if a home or building has elevated indoor radon is to test. Fortunately, testing can be easy and relatively inexpensive. New Mexico residents can request free Radon Test Kits while supplies last. A limited number of free radon test kits are also occasionally available through this program and can be obtained by contacting the Program Coordinator.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends that owners of homes or buildings with an annual indoor radon average of 4.0 pCi/L (picoCuries per liter) should consider radon mitigation.

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RCB Main Phone Number: 505-476-8600

Contact information for Radiation Control Bureau staff is available here.

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