Radon practitioners do business either in a regulated state, in which strict state-specific laws govern the radon activity; or in an unregulated state, in which adherence to national standards are expected. Regardless, state laws and national standards are merely minimum expectations and do not prevent the service provider from exceeding standards to produce more accurate or desirable results. For example, the minimum standard for use of CRMs in real estate testing does not require tamper resistant features. However, prudent measures to protect the buyer’s interest may warrant the incorporation of better technology to detect weather or human interference when a test is being conducted on a property controlled by a third party.
Regardless of the industry, the strength of consumer confidence directly correlates with the role of ethics-based standards of practice. As an emerging industry, radon practitioners must be willing to put public health before profits.