Region 1: EPA New England
Radon in New England
These pages provide information about radon. Information presented includes: what is radon; why home radon testing is a good idea; and, how you can obtain your own radon test kit.
What Is Radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It comes from the decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. Radon gas is colorless, odorless, and without taste. The presence of radon in a home cannot be detected by human senses. The only way to know if your home contains radon gas is to test.
To learn more about radon, check out the following pages:
State Radon Numbers... Tribal Radon Numbers... National Radon Hotline... more