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Kids, Students and Teachers

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Visit EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection (OCHP) - http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/homepage.htm


The following sites are useful resources to help children, students and teachers learn more about radon. If you know of other resources we might feature here, please write to us.

Pennsylvania - A fun Pennsylvania kids page with lively graphics; an excellent science information resource for kids on topics such as: news, games, recycling, videos, free stuff and teachers’ resources.

Alabama - Prepared by the state of Alabama, this is a useful tutorial which teaches what radon is, why it is harmful and uses many visual aids.

Kansas - Radon gas can be a wonderful topic for student science fair projects. Many of the projects can be done in a multi-layer or three-dimensional format. Students who complete a radon science fair project can send a summary (found via this link: http://sosradon.org/sites/sosradon.org/files/ScienceFairSummary.doc exiting EPA) to Kansas State University and receive a Certificate of Participation. Learn more at http://sosradon.org/science-fair-project exiting EPA


Teacher Resources

New Jersey - Developed by the state of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, this website has top notch lesson plans complete with teacher notes for each lesson and New Jersey teaching standards to accompany each lesson objective.

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Test Your Home for Radon — It's Easy and Inexpensive

The U.S. Surgeon General and EPA recommend that all homes be tested.  Read about radon health risks.

Fix your home if you have a radon level of 4 pCi/L or more.
You can test your home yourself or hire a professional. Find a radon service professional near you.

If you have further questions about Radon, please call your State Radon Contact.

Read "A Citizen's Guide To Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon
Buying or Selling a Home? Read the "Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon"
Read A Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction: How to Fix Your Home
Federal Radon Action Plan Health Risks Hotlines & Resources Test or Fix Your Home Kids, Students and Teachers Map of Radon Zones Media Campaigns National Radon Action Month Radon-Resistant New Construction Radon and Real Estate Radon in Drinking Water Radon Leaders Saving Lives State Radon Contacts State Indoor Radon Grants Indoor airPLUS Indoor Air Quality

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