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Preliminary Program - 2013 International Radon Symposium

The following attached PDF documents describe the preliminary program for this year's the 2013 International Radon Symposium:

  • Preliminary Symposium Program
  • Track I - Accepted Abstracts
  • Track II - Workshop Presentations

Please note that the listed presenteres, presentations and times of presentations are Subject to Change and should be considered Preliminary.

Environmental Health Disparities & Environmental Justice Meeting

Environmental Health Disparities & Environmental Justice Meeting
July 29-31, 2013
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC


2012-2013 Mini Radon Grant for Iowa

Warren County Environmental Health
301 N. Buxton St., Ste. 214
Indianola, IA 50125
ph. 515-961-1065 fax: 515-961-1082

Purchased and distributed 120 Free Radon Test kits in the Month of January 2013 as January was National Radon Awareness month.

Printed Radon article and "Free" Radon Test kit coupon in all three of our local newspapers in the month of January. 59 of the 120 had high readings.

January 24, 2013 participated in a Radon Resistant New Construction: Principals & Practice Webinar.

January 25, 2013 participated in a Radon Measurement & Mitigation in Schools Webinar.

Feb. 4, 2013 did a Radon Presentation at the Indianola High School Chemistry Class

Feb. 6, 2013 did a Radon Presentation for the Carlisle Iowa Building and Grounds Director

Feb. 14, 2013 did a Radon Presentation for the Southeast Warren Schools Science Class

Feb. 20, 2013 did a Radon Presentation for the Indianola Iowa building and grounds Maintenance building

Midwest Environmental Health Summit Post-Event Report

The Midwest Environmental Health Summit took place at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa on January 24 and 25, 2013. This event was sponsored by the University of Iowa School of Public Health, American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest and the National Conference of State Legislatures. This event has been held three times previously, and the 2013 event was the fourth of its kind. Over 30 participants attended the summit and the agenda included a wide range of current topics concerning indoor and outdoor environmental health issues. Legislators and their staff from all the Midwest states were invited by NCSL. The attendance included legislators and legislative staff participating over the 2 day summit. The legislators asked engaging questions, were well informed on some issues, and were involved in interesting discussions driven by the presentations.

Dallas/Ft. Worth WFAA - TV News Story: EPA working to make public aware of radon risk in homes.

This news story resulted in a tremendous surge in requests for our radon test kits.


National Radon Proficiency Program Request for Proposals

National Radon Proficiency Program
Course Criteria Outlines and Examinations For Add-On Certificates
based on new American National Radon Standards

RFP Date Issued: March 1, 2013

RFP Submittal Deadline Date: COB April 1, 2013

RFP Submittals via PDF or WORD doc: Email: director@aarst.org
RFP Committees review submissions and notify selections by COB April 15th

Exam and Course Outline/Rubric Delivery Deadline: May 15, 2013
Course Outline Finalized and Published (Rubric): June 1, 2013
Exam Availability Deadline: July 1, 2013

The AARST-NRPP plans to introduce three new “Certificates” as add-on qualifications to the existing certification in order to demonstrate proficiency related to new American standards for radon ready new construction (RRNC) multifamily measurement, and multifamily mitigation.

IAQA St. Paul/Minneapolis Chapter Workshop: March 19, 2013

The St. Paul / Minneapolis Chapter of the IAQA will host its eighth workshop on Tuesday March 19, 2013 at the Ramada Plaza Minneapolis.

This workshop features vendor table top displays. The number of spaces available is limited to ten. Cost is free to IAQA members and $100 for non-members.

Workshop Topics:

Radon in Schools Update
The Minnesota Department of Health has new information regarding radon in schools as a result of extensive testing that has been completed.
Presenters: Dan Tranter, Minnesota Department of Health

Nine Elements of a Successful Health & Safety Program
An overview of National Safety Council's publication that provides a good safety management framework for improving safety compliance and program effectiveness.
Presenter: Tom Kapfer CIH, St. Croix Environmental & Safety, LLC

Mercury in Schools
Learn about the findings of a long term study to determine the level of mercury contamination in K-12 schools.

Invitation: 2nd Annual CARST Conference May 8-10, 2013

L’Association Canadienne des Scientifiques et Technologues du Radon présente:

2 ième Conférence annuelle de l’ACSTR Du 8 au 10 mai 2013

Inn at the Forks
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Hôtel à prix réduit jusqu’au 25 mars 2013, téléphoner pour réservation de votre chambre : 1-877-377-4100 ou innforks.com

Please see the below flyers for additional information:
English Flyer
French Flyer

NEHA's Radon-Resistant New Construction Workshop

NEHA's RRNC Workshop will be held in Washington, DC, March 19–21, 2013. Submit your application now to learn how to develop your own comprehensive strategy to guide you in your efforts in promoting RRNC as part of your radon risk reduction strategy. For more information, see the workshop announcement.

Please see this flyer for additional information.


The Program continues to utilize an A.M. Best A rated (Excellent) carrier for this liability insurance program, one specifically tailor-made and competitively designed for our risk management needs. As a radon businessman myself, I know how important it is to have a proper insurance company program backing me up. For those of you not yet participating in this plan, do your business a favor and look into it. Visit the website http://radoninsurance.org to renew, apply or communicate directly with our new broker Steve Riggs.