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Concluding Act for the SIL Radon Awareness Initiative

SIL Radon Awareness Task Force, Inc., in conjunction with Illinois Emergency Management Agency, American Lung Association of Illinois, and Cancer Survivors against Radon – CanSAR, sponsored a Radon Awareness Lunch on January 20, 2010 at Gibby’s on the Green in Whittington, IL. Among the attendees were three of the ten homeowners who received free radon mitigation systems in 2009 as part of the Southern Illinois Radon Awareness Initiative. The well-attended event also included representatives of area County Health Departments, County Extension offices, Colleges, Boards of Education, real estate offices and businessmen and women in the area.

Radon Tee visits EPA's IAQ Tools for Schools Symposium!

Radon Tee at the EPA Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Symposium in January!

Director for EPA’s Center for Radon and Air Toxics, Bill Long with Radon Tee

National Radon Program Services at Kansas State University (www.sosradon.org) & Radon Tee

EPA’s Phil Jalbert, and Kathy Glapa from the Tennessee Radon Program with Radon Tee

Radon Poster Contest award winners (from left to right) Alec of Guthrie, OK (1st); Noah of Savannah, MO (3rd), and Emily of Holladay, UT (2nd), posing with Radon Tee

A Call for Active Participation

A great idea and the time is right

—a little t-shirt can save lives, but not on its own. It needs the help of committed, dedicated and caring individuals. Help Radon TEE shine its light on radon-induced lung cancer and save lives.

TEE had great success in Kentucky. This Social Media Networking Campaign will have an impact on your state like you have not seen before, if you make it happen. It is our hope to get PA, WA, TN, OR, MI, and WI signed up right away, but we need a team captain for the states. We want all of the states to participate. Please help out by stepping up for your state. You can contact me at seascape@htc.net or 618 830 4660 and we will get the ball in play for you. We already have AL, NC, OH, IL, MN, MA and Utah on board our little TEE Train.

Join the Radon TEE’s face book page at www.facebook.com/radontee

The Radon Tee webinar screencast is available on RadonLeaders.org http://www.radonleaders.org/resources/RadonTeeWebinar

President's Cancer Panel - Environmental Factors in Cancer

This special edition may be of interest.

REVIEWS ON ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Special Double Issue: Volume 21: No. 4, 2009 - Volume 22: No. 1, 2010
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS IN CANCER
Selected Papers from the President’s Cancer Panel 2008-2009 Meeting Series

Attached (below) please find information on how to order this special edition. You must be logged in to RadonLeaders.org to access and download the attachment.

Radon Tee: World Trek 2010 - Colorado dates set!

Radon Tee set to bring awareness message to The Centennial State!

Join me as I trek through Colorado between March 16 and April 5! If you live in Colorado and want to help me increase radon awareness and testing in your state, contact me at RadonTee@CanSAR.org for the contact info our Colorado Team Captain.

Radon Tee: World Trek 2010 - Illinois dates set!

Radon Tee set to bring awareness message to the Land of Lincoln!

Join me as I trek through Illinois between Febraury 16 and March 15! If you live in Illinois and want to help me increase radon awareness and testing in your state, contact me at RadonTee@CanSAR.org for the contact info of our Illinois Team Captain.

ANNOUNCEMENT from The AARST Consortium on National Radon Standards - Radon Standards Update & Request for Volunteers

The AARST Consortium on National Radon Standards

standards@aarst.org Fax: 1-913-273-0134

Radon Standards Update & Request for Volunteers from The AARST Consortium on National Radon Standards

FYI: Multifamily Measurement protocols will be posted for a 45 day public review beginning within a few weeks

FYI: Device Performance Protocol formal deliberations over draft content commence within a few weeks.

NEW PROJECT:

Model Code for Radon Reduction Features in One- and Two- Family Dwellings. Designation CCAH (Construction Codes for Airborne radon in Homes)

Radon Reflections at the EPA IAQ Tools for Schools Symposium

January is National Radon Action Month, or NRAM. Read more about EPA’s radon activities and what others are doing to reduce their radon exposure.

Each year, EPA’s Indoor Environments Division hosts an indoor air quality, or IAQ, symposium in Washington D.C. This year’s 10th IAQ Tools for Schools National Symposium took place January 14 to 16 — during National Radon Action Month. As a scientist for EPA’s Center for Radon and Air Toxics, naturally I was delighted to have the opportunity to present radon information at the symposium.

Radon Featured @ IAQ Tools for Schools Symposium

From start to finish radon awareness and risk reduction were prominent themes. A good time was had by all!

Diagnosis: Cognitive Dissonance. Why isn’t the medical community counseling patients about radon?

As a recent medical journal article said, “Counseling around unhealthy or risky behaviors is an important communication skill that should be part of health care visits.” That is why radon professionals believe that doctors should be talking to their patients about the dangers of radon exposure. Yet we know that physician-patient discussions about radon are not routine. In fact, they are rare. In this blog, I want to explore this apparent contradiction, which looks like a case of cognitive dissonance. In later blogs, we will try to explain the reasons for this situation, and also look at what doctors could or should be telling patients about radon. Perhaps most importantly, I hope we can discuss how to work effectively with the medical community and what physicians should be saying about radon.

To set the stage, let’s start with six or seven simple facts.