Ethical Implications

Protecting Consumer Trust

Many states have statutes in place to hold radon professionals accountable to minimum standards established on ethical principles. Whether or not legal accountability applies, the risk to human health demands the highest ethical response.

Health and Safety First

  • All measurement and mitigation activity should be positioned with the priority of consumer health and safety ahead of profits.
  • Resist compromises driven by real estate profits.

Communicating Responsibly

  • How will you communicate a 3.9 pCi/L versus a 4.0 pCi/L result?
  • Radon measurement equipment that auto-generates reports indicating “PASS” at a 3.9 pCi/L [and under] is extremely misleading without clarification.
  • Clear communication that no difference exists in health risk between a 3.9 pCi/L and 4.0 pCi/L may prompt a different consumer response that simply disseminating a “Pass” report.