Radon Liability SAMPLE RADON CONTRACT PROVISIONS by William Ethier With more and more information about radon hitting the streets, builders are beginning to get concerned about their potential liability. Builders can limit or control potential radon liability in several ways: Don't create contractual responsibility for this natural health hazard. Radon is unlike other environmental health hazards, such as asbestos or formaldehyde, which are man-made conditions. Do not give any warranties that would cover radon, such as warranties on merchantability, habitability or fitness for purpose. Express warranties should be very specific, enumerating each item or condition that you intend to warrant. Avoid using general or broad terms. Warranties on workmanship, whether for radon reduction or mitigation techniques or any other work in the home, should be referenced to the standards