Exposure to radon in the home is responsible for an estimated 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Radon is a health hazard with a simple solution. Read "A Citizen's Guide to Radon".
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Radon Leaders Saving Lives
Leaders from The Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc. (CRCPD), American Association of Radon Scientists & Technologists, Inc. (AARST) and EPA's Radon program launched the Radon Leaders Saving Lives Campaign in 2008, with the goal of doubling the number of lives saved from radon-induced lung cancer within 5 years. The online platform RadonLeaders.org connects radon stakeholders through interactive tools (e.g. Blogs, Discussion Forums), and features information and resources like the Resource Bank, and Radon Change Package to help facilitate action and radon risk reduction. To learn more, visit www.RadonLeaders.org
Driving Radon Action and Awareness at the Federal Level
Mr. David Rowson, Director of EPA's Indoor Environments Division, talks with Douglas Kladder, Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Technology, Inc. (CERTI), about federal commitments aimed to integrate radon awareness into several new collaborations, especially Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades, HUD's Healthy Homes Initiatives and the Federal Radon Action Plan. Health hazards indoors affect the quality of life for so many, and radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US, is no exception. Listen to the conversation (You'll be sent to the CERTI site) .
Protecting People and Families from Radon
- [2/4/2013] View accomplishments made by federal agencies to reduce radon risk.
- Read the EPA Press Release
Federal Radon Action Plan
Learn more about the federal government's strategic approach to reduce radon risk in the millions of homes, schools and daycare facilities that it influences. Protecting People and Families from Radon: A Federal Action Plan for Saving Lives.
Federal partners have released a Federal Radon Action Plan Scorecard, a tool designed to display the status of federal activity.
Listen to the Federal Dialogue on Building Awareness on Radon.
The U.S. EPA, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the American Lung Association held a collaborative call on January 25, 2012 to build awareness around the simple and affordable steps Americans can take to protect their homes from radon and to highlight steps the federal government is taking to address radon in the schools and housing it controls and/or influences.
|Listen to the discussion.
(MP3, 0:45:51, 107.47 M)
(Transcript, 40 K)
|Listen to the highlights.
(MP3, 0:05:42, 13.4 M)
(Transcript, 7 K)
Managing Radon in Schools
As part of an effective IAQ management program, schools should test for radon to know if radon levels are elevated — and if so, reduce risks to occupants through radon mitigation. Many schools have successfully applied radon mitigation strategies to control indoor radon levels.
Technical Webinar: Reducing Radon in Schools
( July 18, 2012)
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An Official Blog of the U.S. EPA
Winter is a Great Time to Test your Home for Radon!
(2013 January 23)
By Larainne Koehler, EPA Region 2
Radon Testing: It's so Smart, a Caveman Would do It!
La prueba del radón: ¡Es inteligente y hasta un cavernícola la haría!
(2013 January 22)
By Jack Stephen Barnette, EPA Region 5
"Do you know about radon?"
Dr. Bill Field at the University of Iowa and the Iowa Cancer Consortium have prepared "Breathing Easier" to help educate physicians on the dangers of radon and the link between the radioactive gas and lung cancer. Watch the videos!
See also: Radon Media Campaigns
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