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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 American 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. 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 the RadonLeaders.org FAQ.

*Under EPA Cooperative Agreement No. XA-83314001, Section C, Activity 1 – National Radon Conference.

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.

CRCPD currently has three committees pursuing activities related to radon; they are listed below, with links to their Fact Sheets on CRCPD’s website. The members of these committees are directors and staff of state and local radiation control programs; advisors to the committees are individuals outside of state programs who have an interest in CRCPD activities.

  • E-25 Committee on Radon. Addresses all activities relating to the reduction of radon levels in homes and other buildings, works closely with EPA on national efforts to address the radon issues, and provides guidance to states on various radon reduction programs.
  • SR-R Suggested Regulations - Radon. Develops suggested state regulations for Part R (Radon).

For information on joining CRCPD and participation in the workgroups please visit the CRCPD website.

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 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 Air and Radiation (OAR). 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.

Disclaimer:

This website was developed under Cooperative Agreement No. XA-83314001 awarded to Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As a Cooperative Agreement, EPA has substantial involvement in the project’s development, as defined by the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977, providing comments and suggestions to CRCPD. Although the EPA logo appears on the website to reflect EPA’s involvement in the project, RadonLeaders.org is not an official U.S. Government web site. The views expressed by the users of Radonleaders.org do not necessarily represent the views or positions of the U.S. Government, U.S. EPA, CRCPD, or the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists.