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2012 AARST International Radon Symposium

Start planning! The 2012 International Radon Symposium is here!

October 14-17, 2012

"Takin Care of Radon...Everyday! We're Working Overtime!"

Destination: Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)

Visit the 2012 Symposium website for all the details, register through the AARST BOOKSTORE, and get your special discounted room at the Flamingo Hotel

Call for Volunteers: Two New Committees!

Call for Volunteers: Two New Committees!

Protocol for Conducting Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurements in Schools and Large Buildings (MALB)

Radon Mitigation Standards for Schools and Large Buildings (RMS-LB)

Formal Call for Volunteers

All seats are officially open for volunteers and nominations for both committees.

Deadline for nominations: Midnight, May 21st, 2012.

If you have volunteered in the past, we still need to hear if you are interested in working on these or other announced projects. Newcomers to standards work are welcome to volunteer.

Please indicate which of these two committees you are interested in.

Volunteering:

Q&A with Catherine Rosfjord & Mike Lunsford, North Carolina's Radon Program

For our second Q&A article, Radonleaders.org contacted Catherine Rosfjord & Mike Lunsford from the North Carolina Radon program. Catherine and Mike presented a state program update at the last Region 4 Radon Meeting. After a busy NRAM month, they agreed to share their updates with the Radonleaders.org community and talk about some of the great work that has been going on in the state of North Carolina.

Please feel free to post your comment and questions at the bottom of each Q&A articles for further information.

Becoming a Regulatory State:

  1. As a non-regulatory state trying to get some rules and regulation in place can you talk a little a bit about the development over the past year to change this and model states you have looked into to give you some sort of direction?

Call for Papers Extension - 22nd National Radon Training Conference

You are invited to present a paper at the 22nd National Radon Training Conference that will be held in Las Vegas, NV, October 14-17, 2012. If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit your abstract to Sue Smith <ssmith@crcpd.org> at the OED no later than June 15, 2012 for consideration by the E-25 Committee on Radon. Acceptance of a submitted paper does not imply that CRCPD will pay the travel expenses of the speaker to give the paper.

Call for Papers - 2012 International Radon Symposium

2012 International Radon Symposium

October 14-17, 2012
Flamingo Conference Center
Las Vegas, Nevada

Call for Papers – Abstracts

The AARST 2012 International Radon Symposium welcomes the participation of members of the scientific and medical community, radon testers, diagnosticians, mitigators, educators, public policy leaders and business leaders as well as consumers, both nationally and internationally.

Abstracts: Your abstract should convey in 150 words or less the essence of the intended presentation, clearly indicating the contribution it will make. Abstracts will be screened by the AARST Editorial Board. Authors who are not experienced in writing abstracts should look at examples of abstracts from previous symposia. These can be found on symposium website: www.internationalradonsymposium.org

Q&A with Patricia W. Smith, Alabama State Radon Coordinator

We at Radonleaders.org are excited to present our new Blog feature Q&A with Radon state officials. This Q&A will allow states to provide updates with the RL.org community, so as to share the great work that is going on around the nation. In addition, this will assist in providing programs with different approaches in their area and ways to incorporate even greater results with additional efforts. We have developed four topic areas which we want to explore during our Q&A: Rules and Regulations, Partnership, Outreach and Region Meetings.

Patricia W. Smith of the Alabama State Radon Program gave a great project overview at the last Region 4 Radon meeting. She took time out of her endless work schedule to inform us about some of the great work that has been going on in here state. Also, attached you will find her presentation from the meeting.

Partnership:

PETITION TO CONGRESS - STOP THE PROPOSED EPA RADON PROGRAM FUNDING CUTS

PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED LINK .....

PETITIONING CONGRESS TO STOP THE EPA PROPOSED RADON PROGRAM FUNDING CUTS. PLEASE SIGN AND FORWARD TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW. POST IT ON FACEBOOK AND ALL SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITES.

IF NEEDED.....copy and past the attached link to your browser. ....Thanks !

http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-proposed-epa-radon-program-funding-cuts-in-the-2013-epa-budget

EPA REGION 7 MEETING, EDUCATIONAL CLASSES AND FUND RAISER - MARCH 13TH AND 14TH 2012

BEFORE THE EPA REGION 7 MEETING ON MARCH THE 14TH WE WILL BE HAVING EDUCATIONAL CLASSES ON MARCH THE 13TH TAUGHT BY BRUCE SNEAD OF KANSAS STATE AND TRUDY SMITH OF SPRUCE ENVIRONMENTAL. WE WILL ALSO BE HAVING A DINNER THE EVENING OF THE 13TH. PLEASE EMAIL ME AT: jim@radonsystems4u.com IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING AND I WILL FORWARD THE REQUESTED INFORMATION DIRECTLY TO THE REQUESTING PARTIES EMAIL ADDRESS.

Sixth Annual Region 6 EPA/State Radon Stakeholders’ Meeting


SAVE THE DATE – JOIN US IN SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
Santa Fe Community College – Jemez Rooms One & Two

The Sixth Annual Region 6 EPA/State Radon Stakeholders’ Meeting will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 8:00am-5:00pm in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Workshop Agenda

CanSAR President Liz Hoffmann's Words Speak Volumes

To see interview go to the Link.
http://www.cbs58.com/news/youve-got-to-be-kidding/Cancer-victim-mourns-20000-deaths-from-radon-139941193.html

MILWAUKEE -- Elizabeth Hoffmann has been in and out of hospitals and labs, being poked and prodded, for more than eight years, since the non-smoker was diagnosed with lung cancer because, she says, of an unsafe home.

Hoffmann says her diagnosis was baffling; at the time, she was 37 years old, healthy, and had never smoked or even been around second-hand smoke.

Hoffman says she went to her doctor with a persistent, dry cough that she thought was caused by allergies. But she says her doctor ordered a chest x-ray and found a five-centimeter malignant tumor in her lung.

Hoffman says a cousin who is a nurse unlocked the mystery behind her diagnosis by suggesting she test for radon in her Milwaukee home where she has lived for 22 years.