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Call to Action To Reduce Lung Cancer from Radon in American Homes

Document Resource Bank for Call to Action Meeting - December 9, 2011

The members of this coalition are committed to reducing radon exposure to prevent lung cancer and save lives, by stimulating synergies among advocates, public sector programs, property owners, industry, and others to apply well-documented cost-effective interventions to the nation’s highest risk real estate assets. We support the following five strategies:

• The Federal Action Plan - as the basic foundation for nation-wide progress;
• Adoption of radon resistant construction requirements for Zones 1 and 2 in all building-related codes and standards(models, national policy, state laws, and local ordinances);
• Policies and programs that provide for testing and mitigation of existing single and multi-family housing in conjunction with real estate transactions, retrofits, renovations, and refinancing;
• Financing resources for mitigation of urban, suburban and rural housing; and
• Radon education to promote primary prevention of radon exposure;
• Ensure appropriate funding and legislation for radon risk reduction policies, standards and programs.

Organizing Committee includes:
Janice Nolen, American Lung Association (ALA)
Calvin Murphy, American Association of Radon Scientists & Technologists (AARST)
Ruth McBurney, Conference of Radiation Program Control Directors (CRCPD)
Gloria Linnertz, Cancer Survivors Against Radon (CANSAR)
Jane Malone, National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH)
Larry Marcum, National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

contact: director@aarst.org for more information