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Radon Awareness Program


The Erie County Office for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) - Radon Awareness Program provides services to meet the needs of citizens, home buyers and sellers, real estate professionals, and new home construction companies. Trained staff is able to assist you whether you are interested in purchasing a radon testing kit, need information on radon disclosure when buying or selling a home, or need information on radon resistant construction techniques.

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Download "Radon Awareness 2004" Video (87 Mb)

A Cooperative Effort

Erie County works closely with the
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the National Association of Counties (NACO) and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) to provide the most up to date and accurate information on national and local radon levels, radon testing protocol and radon testing / mitigation providers.


Program Services


- Informational Pamphlets, Brochures, Maps
- Citizen's Guide to Radon
- Guide to Radon Reduction
- Radon Mitigation Techniques
- Radon-Resistant Construction Techniques
- Home Buyers and Sellers Guide

Click here for Radon FAQ

As of March 1, 1998, the standard Erie County Residential Real Estate Contract includes a radon disclosure clause. This revision requires disclosure by the seller of whether the property has been tested for radon, and for the purchaser, the option for radon testing as part of the home inspection. For more information call the Erie County Office for Indoor Air Quality Information Line at (716) 858-6200.

Radon Levels (Erie County Zip Code Maps & New York State Table)


Up-to-date information is available on radon levels in Western New York. These resources are developed as a result of radon testing programs administered by Erie County DEP and New York State Department of Health.

Note: While this data can provide you with general information indicating the radon potential in your area, it should not be used to determine whether or not to test for radon.

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Erie County Map

- New York State Testing Results

Short Term Radon


Test Kits EPA listed short term radon testing kits are available for $8.00 (includes postage and lab analysis fees). For your protection, Erie County is only notified of your test results by zip code, they are confidential to you. Test kits are available through the Erie County DEP.
Order a radon test kit now!



Technical Support


Do you have questions about testing for radon, interpreting your test results, or how to fix a high radon level? Contact our staff anytime during regular business hours at (716) 858-6370.
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Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars


Many events offering information on radon are held throughout the year for citizens, real estate professionals, new home builders, and civic groups.

24-Hour Informational Hotline

General information on radon can be accessed by contacting the IAQ Hotline at (716) 858-6200.

More Information

For more information call the Erie County Office for Indoor Air Quality at (716) 858-6370, or the Indoor Air Quality 24-Hour Hotline at (716) 858-6200.