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Missouri Legislative Committee Hears Testimony Supporting Radon Certification for Mitigators and Testors

In the Missouri State Capitol today the Special Standing Committee on Professional Certification and Licensure was provided testimony in support of the pending MO Radon Certification Registration legislation (HB2286).

The 13 member committee asked numerous questions regarding professional certification training requirements, specific protocols for radon measurement, how mitigation systems are installed and how they work. Questions regarding the influence of radon levels in new tighter sealed energy efficient homes without built in RRNC strategies was also discussed. Gloria provided testimony regarding the health risks and consequences associated with living in homes with high radon levels and the importance why everyone should test their homes for Radon.

Save the Date: EPA Region 7 Radon Meeting


The Fifth Annual Region 7 EPA/State Radon Stakeholders’ Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the Stoney Creek Inn, Columbia, Missouri. This meeting is being held at no cost for all those that have a stake in protecting the public from unnecessary exposure to radon in their homes, schools and businesses. It is the intent of EPA Region 7 and its partners; the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Iowa Department of Public Health, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and AARST (the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists) to bring interested stakeholders together to discuss common issues, provide insight into the future, understand the issues from other perspectives, share, educate and network.

Visit with Radon Tee in PA at the 6th Annual Tri-State AARST/Pro-ASHI Spring Training - April 2010

EPA R4 Mapping Workgroup Requests Input

EPA Region 4 has established a Mapping Workgroup, made of representatives of EPA R4, EPA HQ and each of eight states.

The Workgroup has two primary goals:

SAVE THE DATE – Region 6 Radon Stakeholder's Meeting - March 29, 2011

The Fourth Annual Region 6 EPA/State Radon Stakeholders’ Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at the Hilton Little Rock Metro Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

For additional information, contact George Brozowski at 214-665-8541 or brozowski.george@epa.gov

Physician testimony about radon and lung cancer

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Opportunity to Submit Abstracts - National Healthy Homes Conference

The abstracts submission deadline has been extended for the National Healthy Homes Conference.

Learn more here: http://www.healthyhomesconference.org/call-for-abstracts.htm

Rutgers offering an RRNC Training for Builders and Construction Code Officials (PA)

Date: June 23, 2010
Registration/Continental Breakfast: 8am
Program: 8:30am - 12:30pm

For an upcoming schedule, click here

4 Hour Elective CE units for Builders and Construction Code Officials

Funding provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Co-sponsored by the Pike County Builders Association
In Cooperation with Spruce Environmental Technologies

This four-hour program is designed for builders in Pennsylvania to help them understand the market benefits of installing radon-ready new construction (RRNC) and to train them to properly install the system.

The objectives of this program is to:

  • Place RRNC in the context of the major movements in the current building arena: Green Building and Energy Star Connect these programs to increased market share
  • Clarify the current RRNC standards—IRC Appendix F and ASTM E1465
  • Describe the pressure dynamics that allow radon to enter a home

EPA awards $779,000 in SIRG funds to 18 states!

On Friday, August 6th the EPA HQ-Regional Radon Team completed a month-long exercise to distribute $779,000 in supplemental FY 2010 State Indoor Radon Grant (SIRG) funds. EPA’s Regional air program managers and SIRG Project Officers were notified of the funding decisions via email. The $779,000 was awarded to 18 states in EPA Regions 1, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10. Thirty of the 56 projects proposed in EPA’s radon priority areas received funds. For details, contact your Regional SIRG Project Officer. Thanks to all of you for another successful effort in advancing our collective radon risk reduction agenda.