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National Dialogue on Green and Healthy Homes - Submit Radon Ideas

National Dialogue on Green and Healthy Homes
November 4th - November 21st, 2010

How can we integrate efforts and overcome barriers to make homes healthy, safe, and energy efficient?

Submit your ideas at http://www.greenandhealthyhomesdialogue.org/, and express the need for action to prevent radon induced lung cancer. Please take advantage of this opportunity and put forth a radon related idea by the time the window closes on Monday, November 21, 2010.

Your participation will help:
• Improve current and future housing programs and policies
• Help our community overcome barriers
• Share best practices that can be put into action

For more information on how to participate, visit http://www.greenandhealthyhomesdialogue.org/.

2010 Annual APHA Meeting - Radon Session

The American Public Health Association (APHA) 138th Annual Meeting and Expo took place this week in Denver, Colorado. With an estimated 12,000 number of attendees, the goal of this conference is to join everyone in the public health community – health practitioners, academics, government agencies and public health professionals – to share, learn and expand their knowledge in the current issues affecting the health of the American public.

Along with sessions such as “Current Topics in Cancer Prevention” and “Healthy Housing and Green Buildings,” this conference also included a session on radon testing and radon-induced lung cancer, entitled “Radon: Awareness and Health Impacts.”

EPA Seeks Public Comments on Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades (comment closes Dec. 9, 2010)

EPA Seeks Public Comments on "Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades" [11/09/2010] EPA is developing voluntary Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades, in conjunction with the Department of Energy (DOE) Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades. The comment period runs through December 9, 2010. Read more at www.epa.gov/iaq/homes/retrofits.html

Vice President Biden's Middle Class Task Force Recovery Through Retrofit event today 11/9/10 celebrates the publication of IED's draft Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades (http://www.epa.gov/iaq/homes/retrofits.html) as part of the Recovery Through Retrofit Initiative.

Several early press articles:

USA Today: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2010/11/obama-home-energy-retrofits/1
McClatchy: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/11/09/v-print/103397/biden-to-roll-out-home-energy.html

CRCPD Awards Program Nominations Open, Due by December 1st

Please see the attachment CRCPD Awards Program Nomination Form for the 2011 Radon Hero Award. Nominations are to be submitted to me no later than December 1, 2010.

Thank you,

That’s My Daughter’s Radon Poster Design on the T-Shirt You’re Wearing!

I love T-shirts, but what I love even more is a T-shirt about radon, and what I love even more than that is seeing my daughter’s poster design about radon on a T-shirt. Each year, state radon programs have been supporting children, parents and teachers to do just that for the National Radon Poster Contest. The contest is cosponsored by EPA and Kansas State University. The contest is an artistic yet educational way to teach students about radon and its effects on our health. We all have much to learn about radon, and we can help spread awareness by wearing these unique T-shirts and pinning up those posters in our offices and buildings. Do you want to know how to get contest information?

HPS 2011 MY Meeting CFP Deadine Extended

The deadline for the Health Physics Society 2011 Midyear Topical Meeting on Radiation Measurements Call for Papers has been extended to:

Monday, September 13, 2010

Go to http://hpschapters.org/2011midyear/abstracts/ to submit an abstract.

Meeting Details:
Charleston Convention Center, Charleston, South Carolina
Sunday- Wednesday, 6-9 February 2011

Release of Fine Particle Pollution Health Report

Sacramento - Approximately 9,000 people in California are estimated to die prematurely each year as a result of exposure to fine particle pollution, according to a report issued today by the California Air Resources Board.

The report "Estimate of Premature Deaths Associated with Fine Particle Pollution in California Using the United States Environmental Protection Agency Methodology" was released on August 31, 2010.

This report estimates the premature deaths associated with long-term public exposure to fine particulate matter air pollution (PM2.5) in California. It uses the methodology described in the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (U.S. EPA) recently released "Quantitative Health Risk Assessment for Particulate Matter", supported by the finding in U.S. EPA's 2009 Integrated Science Assessment that the scientific evidence shows a causal connection between premature death and exposure to PM2.5. These two U.S. EPA reports were prepared as part of U.S.

National Healthy Homes Conference - Call for Abstracts

National Healthy Homes Conference
June 20-23, 2011
Colorado Convention Center

Call for Abstracts

Take a leadership role in cultivating healthy homes. Share your expertise. Showcase best practices. Submit a presentation for the 2011 National Healthy Homes Conference. All submissions are due by October 15, 2010.

As a session or poster presenter you will:

  • Increase your visibility by showcasing your work at the leading conference in healthy housing topics.
  • Display your contributions to thousands of industry leaders.

Questions about submitting an abstract? Please email: abstracts@healthyhomesconference.org, call 1-888-644-3586 (888-NHHC-JUNE), or visit http://www.healthyhomesconference.org/call-for-abstracts.htm.

2010 AARST Annual Board Elections By Internet Vote

Fully paid AARST members (Individual, Company, Corporate or Executive level), will be able to vote online between 12:01AM (Eastern) September 15, 2010 and 11:59 PM (Eastern) on October 16, 2010. For the 2010 board elections AARST has engaged the services of VoteNet, an independent electronic voting service provider that specializes in non-profit and association board elections.

The Voting Site will open on Wednesday morning September 15, 2010 at 12:01 AM Eastern

If you are not a member and you wish to vote, please sign up on the AARST web site: www.aarst.org/hmtl or renew your membership today and we will add you to the voting list. All eligible AARST members will receive specific voting instructions via an email. Employees as well as honorary and associate members are not eligible to vote.