RadonLeaders.org is an online learning and action network supporting the Radon Leaders Saving Lives Campaign. Each year, the National Radon Conference is organized and sponsored by the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD)* and is held in conjunction with the International Radon Symposium, organized and sponsored by America Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST). At the 2007 meetings, leaders from CRCPD, AARST, and EPA’s Radon program launched the Radon Leaders Saving Lives Campaign, with the goal of doubling the number of lives saved from radon-induced lung cancer within 5 years. Subsequently, the organizations agreed on the need to develop an online platform to continue the collaborative efforts needed to support the Campaign goal throughout the year. CRCPD agreed to develop and host such a platform, with close collaboration from AARST and EPA on content. RadonLeaders.org was launched at the 2008 meetings. It connects radon stakeholders through interactive tools and resources, and features resources such as the Radon Change Package, which features proven strategies for reducing radon risks. To learn more visit the RadonLeaders.org FAQ.
*Under EPA Cooperative Agreement No. XA-83314001, Section C, Activity 1 – National Radon Conference.
The American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) is a nonprofit, professional organization of members who are dedicated to the highest standard of excellence and ethical performance in radon measurement, radon mitigation, and transfer of radon information for the benefit of members, consumers, and the public. For further information about AARST please visit the AARST website.
The Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) is a nonprofit, nongovernmental professional organization dedicated to radiation protection. CRCPD works to promote consistency in addressing and resolving radiation protection issues, to encourage high standards of quality in radiation protection programs, and to provide leadership in radon safety education. CRCPD's primary goal is to assure that radiation exposure to individuals is kept to the lowest practical level, while not restricting its beneficial uses. CRPCD's primary membership is made up of radiation professionals in state and local government that regulate the use of radiation sources. For further information about CRCPD please visit the CRCPD website.
The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. The Radon Program is a voluntary program within the Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (ORIA). EPA encourages people to take action to minimize their risk from radon, including testing and mitigating their homes, and building new homes radon resistant. In addition, EPA provides funding support for states to conduct radon programs and for non-profit entities to reach targeted segments of the public.