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January is ‘Radon Action Month’ in Illinois

January 02, 2020 Press Release

Statewide Radon Poster and Video Contests Now Accepting Entries

SPRINGFIELD – Cold weather might put a damper on outdoor activities, but according to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) it is a great time to test your home for cancer-causing radon gas that has been found in nearly 40 percent of Illinois homes tested. IEMA is encouraging people to test for radon during Radon Action Month in January.

Nevada Brochures Highlight Radon Action Month Activities

University of Nevada Extension Service has posted brochures on Nevada Counties and their activities for 2020 Radon Action Month.

For instance, Clark County has posted a list of presentations and offers of free test kits in participation of Radon Action Month.

FREE RADON PRESENTATIONS

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22, 6 p.m. Clark County Library 1401 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, 89119
FRIDAY, JAN. 24, 10:30 a.m. James Gibson Library 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway., Henderson, 89015
FRIDAY, JAN. 24, 5:30 p.m. A.D. Guy Knowledge Center 817 N St., Las Vegas, 89106
SATURDAY, JAN. 25, 3 p.m. Boulder City Library 701 Adams Blvd., Boulder City, 89005
SUNDAY, JAN. 26, 2 p.m. Sahara West Library 9600 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, 89117
MONDAY, JAN. 27, 6 p.m. Paseo Verde Library 280 S. Green Valley Parkway., Henderson, 89012 TUESDAY, JAN. 28, 6 p.m. Summerlin Library 1771 Inner Circle Drive, Las Vegas, 89134

FREE RADON TEST KITS (Jan. 1 - Feb. 29)

Colorado Governor Proclaims National Radon Action Month

A Year One Review of Radon Measurement Licensure in Minnesota

December 19, 2019

Radon licensure requirements for measurement started in 2019. Because this was the first year of a new regulation, MDH has minimized enforcement actions and focused on compliance assistance. The MDH radon program has licensed approximately 400 individuals. The Minnesota Radon Licensing Act has helped improve the quality of testing being conducted in Minnesota, which provides residents reliable information to make decisions regarding their health, safety, and financial interests.

2020 Radon Poster Contest Winners!

12 states participated (2 states submitted after the voting was complete):
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Nevada
New York
Pennsylvania
Utah
Connecticut

Winners are:
1st Place- Utah
2nd Place-Florida
3rd Place-Iowa

Posters are presented in order of ranking.

Missouri Radon Poster Winners for 2020

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has announced the winners of the 2020 Radon Poster Contest. See https://health.mo.gov/living/environment/radon/index.php

The Department sponsored the radon poster contest with the goal being to raise awareness of the harmful effects of elevated levels of indoor radon gas are a problem. The solution is to reduce the number of homes with these elevated levels. This contest is designed to raise awareness for radon testing and inform people of the danger of radon in their homes.

For more information, contact:

Bureau of Environmental Epidemiology
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Telephone: 573-751-6102 or (toll-free) 866-628-9891
Fax: 573-526-6946
Email: info@health.mo.gov

Utah Announces 2020 Radon Poster Winners

Utah Department of Environmental Quality Waste Management and Radiation Control has announced the winners of the annual radon poster contest. Winners for the 2020 contest are displayed at https://deq.utah.gov/waste-management-and-radiation-control/radon/state-radon-poster-contest-winners

In January, the winners and their teachers will meet with the Governor of Utah during National Radon Action Month. The State Contest Winners receive cash awards. Three first place winners receive $100 and his/her teacher receives $100.

Work of the entrants in the contest is displayed at https://deq.utah.gov/waste-management-and-radiation-control/2020-national-radon-poster-contest-entrants

For more information, contact:

Department of Environmental Quality

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2020 Nevada Radon Poster Contest

The Nevada Radon Education Program has announced the winners of the 2020 radon poster contest. The contest is held to promote radon awareness, with entries coming from the student population.

Winners of the competition for 2020 are:

· 1st place: Poster C, The Invisible Reaper by Ayden, Carson Valley Middle School, Gardnerville

· 2nd place: Poster B, Radon - Test Your Home Today by Mason, Cornerstone Christian Academy, Las Vegas

· 3rd place: Poster A, Don’t be a Victim of Radon by Dakota, Odyssey Charter School, Las Vegas

· To view the posters, visit https://www.facebook.com/NevadaRadonEducation

The 1st place poster will be entered into the National Radon Poster Contest.

The Program wishes to thank all who voted and submitted posters to the contest.

Source: Facebook post November 21, 2019.

Florida Announces 2020 Poster Contest Winners

Florida Health has announced and congratulated the 2020 Radon Poster Contest Winners. See http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/radon/Outreach/poster-contest.html

2020 Radon Poster Contest Winners are:
· 1st Sophia Ossaoulenko, Poster: The Fragments of Radon
· 2nd Isabelle Karroum, Poster: Radon Can Cause Lung Cancer
· 3rd Kylie Wheeler, Poster: Protect Your Home
· Honorable mention Leishka Rodriguez, Poster: Radon

Florida winners will be participants in the National Radon Poster Contest. Florida has had eight winners at the national level since 2008. The posters will be reproduced and distributed nationwide to promote radon awareness and testing of homes, schools and other buildings during National Radon Action Month in January and throughout the year.

For questions contact the radon program at 800-543-8279.

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Colorado’s Tri-County Health Department Announces NRAM

Colorado’s Tri-County Health Department Announces NRAM

The Tri-County Health Department of Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, Colorado, has announced National Radon Action Month. The Department notes that radon levels in Colorado are high with approximately 50% of homes having levels in excess of 4.0 pCi/L, the EPA recommended action level.

The Department also is promoting Colorado’s Low Income Radon Mitigation Assistance (LIRMA) Program. Through this Program, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment assists low-income residents with funds of up to $1,500 for radon mitigation systems. This funding is limited and requires residents to own the home and carry proof of ownership.

Other promotions by the Department include Training for Real Estate Professionals provided by Tri-County Health Department that includes on-site training for real estate offices in the Denver Metro area.

For more information, see