Nevada Statewide Radon Potential Map
The Nevada Radon Education Program compiles short-term radon test results that were completed by Nevada homeowners from 1989 to the present. The results have been compiled for each county by zip code and a corresponding geographical information systems (GIS) map based on zip codes has been designed. The map provides an indication of radon potential by zip code and is not intended as a guide to determine whether a radon test is needed, but rather an indication of the prevalence of elevated radon levels in a zip code area. The maps are not to be used in lieu of testing during real estate transactions, and should not be used to determine if individual homes in any given area need to be tested for radon. Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health recommends that all homes be tested for radon, regardless of geographic location or the zone designation of the county in which they are located. The maps are intended to be a starting point for characterizing radon potential.
Radon results are based on independently tested homes, not scientific sampling. When known, post-mitigation results are not included and include only valid test results. When more than one test is completed per home, an average is obtained, using results from the lowest level of the home tested.
You can also view an interactive map of Radon in Nevada from Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology's MyHazards website. Once there, click on the Radon symbol and then you can view geologic units representing possible radon risk combined with radon potential and average maps for Nevada.
Nevada Radon Education Program
The Nevada Radon Education Program is funded through a grant from the EPA to educate Nevadans about the health risk posed by elevated levels of radon in the home. The Extension program offers literature, educational presentations and low-cost radon test kits in many county Extension and partner offices.
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