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Dr. Oz Web Articles on Radon

The Dr. Oz show, which is covering lung cancer on today's show, has developed the following content about radon:

  • Invisible Home Dangers
  • By Rebecca Morley, Executive Director, National Center for Healthy Housing
    http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/invisible-home-dangers

  • Radon: A Danger in Your Home
  • By Rebecca Morley, Executive Director, National Center for Healthy Housing and Captain Susan M. Conrath, PhD, MPH, U.S. Public Health Service, Environmental Protection Agency
    http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/radon-danger-your-home

The John Merck Fund - Grant Opportunities

Program Areas
The John Merck Fund makes grants in six program areas: Developmental Disabilities, Environment, Reproductive Health, Human Rights, Job Opportunities, and Civic Engagement/Defense of the Public Interest. Grants are generally limited to the United States. The Human Rights program provides grants to organizations in Latin America; and the Environment program, exceptionally, to organizations in Canada. Please see the Fund's individual Program Areas for more details.

Application Procedures

6th Grade Student's Science Fair Radon Paper

Read a science fair radon paper titled Radon Mitigation for Windsor Colorado, written by Jenna Brethauer, a 6th grade student at the Windsor Charter Academy in Windsor, Colorado.

Turtle Creek Builders has made radon systems a non-negotiable aspect of the homebuilding process.

Learn more about why Turtle Creek Builders has made radon systems a non-negotiable aspect of the homebuilding process. http://bit.ly/ijpTjb
Join us next week on FB at www.facebook.com/EPAiaplus when our featured guest, Ward Smyth, will be discussing his experiences with building radon reduction features into his homes.

Radon Data Exchange Workgroup: Workplan Feedback

As promised on our call in December, attached is the draft workplan for the Radon Data Exchange Workgroup. You can view and download the workplan by clicking here:
http://www.radonleaders.org/sites/default/files/Radon_Data_Exchange_Work_Plan_Draft.pdf

Your comments and suggestions are welcome through Friday, February 4, 2011. Please send your feedback to Peggy Bagnoli at bagnoli.peggy@epa.gov or Lou Witt at witt.lou@epa.gov.

The workgroup will also be meeting on Wednesday, Feburary 9, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST. If you're interested in joining the conference call, please let e-mail Peggy or Lou at their e-mail address provided above. An agenda and call-in number will be provided.

If you missed the December 17th call and or have questions, please feel free to contact Peggy Bagnoli or Lou Witt.

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Save the Date! Region 8 Radon Stakeholders Conference

You are invited to attend the Second Annual Region 8 EPA Radon Stakeholders' Meeting. This meeting is being held at no cost for all those who have a stake in protecting the public from unnecessary exposure to radon in their homes, schools and businesses.

EPA Region 8 and its partner, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, seek to bring interested stakeholders together to discuss common issues and understand them from other perspectives, provide insight into the future, share, educate and network.

We believe meetings such as this will better provide all of us with ways to assist the public and reduce radon exposures. We hope to see you in Denver, Colorado on April 7 & 8, 2011.

Meeting Registration: There will be no cost for the conference on April 7. There will be two 8 hour CE courses on April 8 with a nominal fee. Registration will be required. A tentative agenda and registration will be available after February 14, 2011 at www.coloradoradon.info.

Dan West of Radon Systems is EPA's Indoor airPLUS Facebook featured guest.

EPA Indoor airPLUS January has been designated as National Radon Action Month, or NRAM. Join our featured guest, Dan West, Owner and President of Radon Systems, as we discuss construction challenges and the benefits of building radon-resistant in Indoor airPLUS qualified new homes.
http://www.epa.gov/indoorairplus/construction_specifications.html#radon_control

Radon Control is required in an Indoor airPLUS labeled new home.

2.1 Homes built in EPA Radon Zone 1 (see www.epa.gov/radon/zonemap.html) shall be constructed with approved radon-resistant features according to EPA's "Building Radon Out"; NFPA 5000, Chapter 49; IRC, Appendix F; CABO, Appendix F; or ASTM E1465.

2.2 Provide two radon test kits designed for 48-hour exposures for the buyers of homes in EPA Radon Zones 1 and 2, including test kit instructions and EPA guidance on follow-up actions to be taken in response to the test results.

NRAM Photo

Can we post a digital photo on one of our NRAM entries? If so, how.

Thanks, Bob

Register for the EPA Region 7 Radon Stakeholders' Meeting

EPA Region 7 and its partners, Iowa Department of Public Health, Kansas
Department of Health and Environment, Missouri Department of Health and Senior
Services, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and American
Association of Radon Scientists & Technologists (AARST) seek to bring interested
stakeholders together to discuss common issues and understand them from other
perspectives, provide insight into the future, share, educate and network.

The meeting will be held on March 9, 2011 in Columbia, MO.

This meeting has been approved for NEHA, NRSB, Nebraska, & Iowa continuing education credits.

To register for the meeting please view the meeting invitation below (you must be logged in to RadonLeaders.org to access the file attached to this post).

Meeting post in the RadonLeaders.org Calendar

When was NRAM created?

I recently had a reporter ask my how long has EPA promoted National Radon Action Month. I had no idea being still a newbie to the program. Does anyone know what year this started?