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CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy
Radon is a radioactive, colorless, tasteless, and odorless gas found naturally occurring in the environment. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States after smoking. To protect the public, many states have developed laws and regulations governing radon disclosure, radon certification and mitigation. Some states have also developed mandatory radon testing provisions in schools and homes in certain contexts.
This dataset includes nearly 80 components of ordinances that govern the maintenance and inspection of existing housing, including provisions for habitability, injury, mold and pest prevention, air quality and lead and other toxins, including tobacco smoke, in the home. The ordinances presented here cover unincorporated King County, and all 39 municipalities therein.
This comparative dataset focuses on some of the most important law for controlling VOCs, HAPs, and methane, and only examines laws pertaining to air quality for operations and equipment on the well pad site.