Welcome to the Kentucky Association of Radon Professionals website.
The Kentucky Association of Radon Professionals (KARP) is dedicated to preventing radon-induced lung cancer and saving lives through:
increasing consumer awareness,
raising industry professionalism,
and supporting effective radon policy.
The Kentucky Association of Radon Professionals (KARP) is comprised of responsible members of the radon measurement testing, radon mitigation and radon laboratory analysis industries.
KARP Member Locator - Find your Kentucky Radon Measurement or Kentucky Radon Mitigation Professional
Facts About Radon:
Radon causes Lung Cancer
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes up out of the ground.
Radon enters a home from the ground under a house through cracks or openings in the foundation, slab, or crawl space ground. When this occurs, radon can accumulate in dangerous levels.
Radon is a Class A Human Carcinogen — the US EPA and Surgeon General estimate radon is responsible for more than 25,000 annual lung cancer deaths, making it the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
Radon is part of mother nature and can occur in any house
Mother nature doesn't care if it's:
an old house,
a new house,
a house on a pit basement,
a house on a walk out basement,
a house on a crawl space
or even a house on a slab
ANY home can have a radon problem.
WHAT IS THE RADON POTENTIAL IN YOUR AREA?
The below map from Western Kentucky University shows the potential for radon to occur in different areas of Kentucky. KARP asks that you remember this is the "potential" for radon. Low potential does NOT mean NO Radon. You should still protect yourself and your family by following the EPA recommendation to test your home for the presence of radon gas.
Source: EPA, "A Citizen's Guide to Radon, January 2009
Source of Radon Data: Kentucky Radon Program, 1998-2008
Source of GIS Data Layers: Kentucky Geological Survey
GIS Completed by WKU Department of Environment, Health and Safety
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