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Congratulations to the winner of the National Radon Poster Contest!  See more national and state winning posters that encourage people to test and fix their home for radon to reduce their risk for radon-induced lung cancer.  Kansas State University conducts the contest under a cooperative agreement with EPA. Test. Fix. Save a Life Federal Radon Action Plan: Celebrating Success. Looking to the Future. Buying or Selling Your Home?
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Consumers/Homeowners
the publication A Citizen's Guide to Radon

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 exiting EPA

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) exiting EPA.

Protecting People and Families from Radon

Protecting People and Families From Radon: A Federal Action Plan for Saving Lives

Celebrating Success. Looking to the Future.

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
Managing Radon in Schools

(PDF, 3 pp, 391K)

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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Radon Frequent Questions

Radon Action Kit (26 pp, 1.7 KB About PDF)

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! exiting EPA

Iowa Cancer Consortium

See also: Radon Media Campaigns

Radon Hotline

1-800-SOSRADON (767-7236)
Fax: (785) 532-6952
Email: Radon@ksu.edu
www.sosradon.org exiting EPA
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If you have further questions about Radon, please call your State Radon Contact.

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