Radiation Control Program


Mission Statement
Our mission is to protect the well being of Kansans and the environment from the harmful effects of man made and natural radiation. Through competent and efficient utilization of our services and enforcement, we strive to minimize unnecessary radiation exposure. We advance our mission by dedicating these efforts to our valued and respected Kansans.

January is Radon Action Month!

On December 18, 2018, Governor Jeff Colyer declared January 2019 to be Kansas Radon Action Month. Radon is a radioactive gas and is the second leading cause of lung cancer overall and the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Radon is odorless and colorless; the only way to know if you are being exposed to elevated levels is to test your home. Elevated radon has been found in every county across the state of Kansas and we encourage you to pick up a low-cost ($10 or less) test kit from your local county extension office in order to test your home. For more information on testing, or to find your local county extension office, please visit KansasRadonProgram.org. If testing your home as part of a real estate transaction, Kansas law requires the test be performed by a certified radon measurement technician.

If your home has elevated radon levels, it can be fixed! KDHE certifies technicians to perform radon measurement and mitigation work. If you find your home has elevated levels, please refer to our list of certified technicians and consult one for information about how your home can be fixed.


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Radiation Contact Information

The Kansas Radiation Control Program was authorized by statute to protect public health and safety related to uses of radiation (K.S.A. 48-1601). The regulations for radiation protection developed and implemented to meet federal requirements for use of radiation (K.A.R. 28-35-133 through K.A.R. 28-35-608).

The program focus areas in the radiation control program include:

  • Environmental staff collect samples around the nuclear power plant and other areas in Kansas to monitor the environment for radiation
  • Radiological emergency preparedness staff help to prepare for emergencies involving radiation
  • Radon staff work with radon contractors and the public to reduce the indoor levels of the radioactive and cancer causing gas
  • Radioactive Sign
  • Radioactive materials and licensing staff work with people who use radioactive materials at their place of business
  • Right-to-Know staff compile and track information about hazardous chemicals used and released in the state
  • X-ray staff work with people who use radiation that is machine generated such as medical and industrial x-ray equipment

For more information on these and other radiation focus areas, see the tabs on the left side of this page. The contact us link provides phone numbers and email information.

Mission Statement

"Our mission is to protect the well-being of Kansans and the environment from the harmful effects of man-made and natural radiation. Through competent and efficient utilization of our services and enforcement, we strive to minimize unnecessary radiation exposure. We advance our mission by dedicating these efforts to our valued and respected Kansans."