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NATIONAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH: CR3 News Volume - Black History Special Edition

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Gloria Linnertz/President-Founder
(CR3) Citizens for Radioactive Radon Reduction.org
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CR3 News
Black History Special Edition
African American Contributions
Radon Awareness & Lung Cancer

This issue highlights February National Black History Month and those African Americans who have contributed to the cause of saving lives. Their past and present efforts assist in the goals of public awareness and solutions to fix this deadly gas called Radon, promote radon testing and mitigation, and advance the use of radon-resistant new construction practices.

Magazine Description

NH Senator Jeff Woodburn Receives Appreciation from CRRR

Michael Talotta, Citizens for Radioactive Radon Reduction, Inc. Vice President, presents NH Senator Jeff Woodburn a plaque of appreciation for his work and sponsorship of NH SB405 which requires certification of radon mitigators. http://legiscan.com/NH/text/SB405/id/1032285/New_Hampshire-2014-SB405-Enrolled.html

Healthy Homes Conference May, 2014

My abstract presentation will focus on how individual and personal connection is powerful and productive in radon awareness, education, and action in preventing radon-induced lung cancer.

CanSAR President Liz Hoffmann's Words Speak Volumes

To see interview go to the Link.

MILWAUKEE -- Elizabeth Hoffmann has been in and out of hospitals and labs, being poked and prodded, for more than eight years, since the non-smoker was diagnosed with lung cancer because, she says, of an unsafe home.

Hoffmann says her diagnosis was baffling; at the time, she was 37 years old, healthy, and had never smoked or even been around second-hand smoke.

Hoffman says she went to her doctor with a persistent, dry cough that she thought was caused by allergies. But she says her doctor ordered a chest x-ray and found a five-centimeter malignant tumor in her lung.

Hoffman says a cousin who is a nurse unlocked the mystery behind her diagnosis by suggesting she test for radon in her Milwaukee home where she has lived for 22 years.

Plea to the House Appropriations Interior Environment Subcommittee: Protect Against the Silent, Invisible Killer--Radon.

Colorado Rep. Sue Schafer to speak at "Capital Steps to Radon Action!"

CONTACT: Representative Schafer – 303.918.2660|
|Deputy Communications Director Megan Dubray – 405.596.8261|



Wednesday, Jan. 25; Noon
Rep. Schafer to speak at Radon Action Rally

WHAT: Join Rep. Sue Schafer when she speaks at the Radon Action Rally hosted by Cancer Survivors Against Radon (CanSAR). This rally is to help raise public awareness about Radon gas, one of the leading causes of lung cancer in the state. Rep. Schafer will be discussing her bill (HB-1165) that will require Radon testing to be conducted prior to selling a home.

WHO: Sue Schafer (D-Wheat Ridge)
Faye Dugan, Colorado Coordinator, CanSAR
And others

WHERE: Colorado State Capitol (map)
West Steps
200 E. Colfax
Denver, Colorado 80203

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 at Noon

CanSAR Member Gail Orcutt is Making a Difference and Saving Lives in Iowa with Radon Policy

In Des Moines a bipartisan group of House and Senate members are forming a “cancer caucus” to raise awareness and share collective knowledge among legislators and their constituents about a large group of different diseases that claim more than 6,000 Iowans’ lives every year, and CanSAR member Gail Orcutt was a major contributor. Prevention, treatment, and cures are what Iowans are interested in according to Rep. Scott Raecker, R-Urbandale, whose father died from melanoma – a dangerous form of skin cancer. Most all families in Iowa have been touched by some type of cancer. To organize the caucus and decide its role in the policy-making arena, Raecker, Rep. Dan Kelley, D-Newton and Sens. Pat Ward, R-West Des Moines, and Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, have held an initial telephonic meeting with Dr. George Weiner, president of the Iowa Cancer Consortium and director of the University of Iowa’s Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Inspired by Young Radon Warriors

January 1, 2012
Ms. Wendy Dew
US EPA Region 8
1595 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202-2466

Dear Wendy,

Please consider my recommendation for Christina and Eric Bear for the President’s Environmental Youth Award for 2012 for Region 8. Winning the EPA’s National Radon Poster Contest for the state of Colorado was just the beginning of Christina and Eric’s endeavors to save lives through awareness, education and policy changes concerning the radioactive gas—radon. My first opportunity to meet them in person came at the Healthy Homes Conference in Denver, Colorado, in July 2010 as they visited our Cancer Survivors Against Radon (CanSAR) Booth.

Letter to President Obama

December 8, 2011

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama:

Please don’t sacrifice lives with budget cuts. My husband died of radon-induced lung cancer. We were not aware of radon--the leading environmental cause of cancer mortality--until our doctor told us about this radioactive exposure from the inhalation of alpha particles emitting from the exposure of radon gas and suggested we test our home. The test resulted with elevated levels of this known human carcinogen.

Capital Steps to Radon Action--Jan. 25, 2012

December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas dear friends,

Thank you for all of your previous support especially the past two years. CanSAR is officially a nonprofit 501 c3 organization as of June, 2010.

CanSAR’s goal for National Radon Action Month is to have supporters on the steps of the state capitol in at least 10 to states in the nation on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 12:00 noon. CanSAR needs your help to make this happen. I will be in Springfield, IL, on the Capitol steps.

It is my desire to have participation in your state to help raise awareness and increase the education of the public about the danger of living and working in elevated levels of this silent killer which takes the lives of approximately 21,000 individuals each year. To accomplish this mission several things need to transpire: