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Florida Radon Program Provides Extensive Public Service Announcements and Reference Information

by Margaret Henderson

The Florida Radon Program has assembled public information over a wide range of radon issues as a convenient way to review various sources of information. These include:
• Public Service Announcements
• Federal Government Sites
• Academic and Research Sites
• Environmental and Health Groups
• General Radiation Information

Month Public Service Announcements (PSAs) are available in a variety of file types ("wav", "cda", or "mp3" files.) PSAs are recorded messages from state legislators and the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Reference to Federal Government Sites include links to:
• USEPA and its radon publications
• US Geological Survey soil and radon data used to develop a radon zone potential map

Academic and Research Sites referenced include:
• Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory high-radon (a project has been developing a statistical methodology for providing improved estimates of local indoor radon concentrations across the United States)
• Los Alamos researchers, Padmakumar Narayanan, Edwin Goodwin and Bruce Lehnert, press release on the effects of radon emissions on human cells
• University of Iowa, Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination has information on a Residential Radon and Lung Cancer Case-Control Study being performed by the UI Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health

Links are provided for Environmental and Health Groups, including:
• American Lung Association
• American Cancer Society
• National Radon Program Services

General Radiation Information from the Health Physics Society includes references to:
• Health Physics Society Radiation and Health Physics Page
• Florida Chapter of the Health Physics Society
• University of Michigan Michigan Radiation and Health Physics Page

The Radon Program notes that it does not endorse or approve any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. To see the information listing, visit

For more information, contact:
Telephone: 850-245-4288
Mailing Address
Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Environmental Health, Radon Program
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A08
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1720