Radon in the News
January, 24, 2023
FHFA Announces Enhancements
to Fannie Mae and Freddie
Mac’s Radon Standards
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently announced enhancements to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s multifamily radon standards. The new standards require additional radon testing for multifamily properties with loan applications received after June 30, 2023.
These requirements are a step toward ensuring all Americans are protected from the health risk of radon, the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. This timely announcement during National Radon Action Month also brings attention to the importance of testing all homes for radon. EPA looks forward to coordinating with FHFA in its continuing efforts to address radon and evaluate the effectiveness of this policy.
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January 17, 2023
SPRINGFIELD – Radon is a naturally-occurring element which is undetectable from human senses. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is urging residents to take time in January to test their home for radon as part of 2023 Radon Action Month.
|||Radon Poster Contest||Radon Video Contest|
|Eligibility||Students Age 9-14||All High School Students|
|Registration Status||Now Open||Now Open|
|Submissions Due||March 18||March 18|
|First Prize||$200||$1000 (student), $300 (school)|
|Second Prize||$150||$750 (student), $200 (school)|
|Third Prize||$100||$500 (student), $100 (school)|
|Honorable Mention||n/a||$250 (student)|
All contest prizes are funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Both contests are sponsored by IEMA, Lung Association, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5.