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New York Provides Outreach through Publications

by Margaret Henderson

To provide guidance, promote awareness and encourage radon testing, New York conducts outreach in a variety of ways, including through publications.

Geared toward teachers and students, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation has created Air Villain Trading Cards about air pollution. The card for radon includes a description of radon, the crime (causes cancer) and the cause (explanation of radon). The card is used to encourage youth to understand radon hazards. https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/64801.html A printable version is also available at https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/air_pdf/vilprint3.pdf.

The New York State Department of Health, through several publications, promotes radon awareness and action. The Department provides an order form for obtaining one up to one hundred copies of the publications, for use by individuals or organizations. https://www.health.ny.gov/forms/order_forms/radon_publications.pdf

The title and description of the publications is provided for the following:

* Build a Green Home

* Protect Your Family from Radon

* Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction

* A Citizen’s Guide to Radon Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon

* Building Radon Out

* Have You Given Your Home a Radon Checkup

Other means of communication about radon include a FAQ sheet at

https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/radiological/radon/radonfaq.htm.

Through these various means, New York residents may inform themselves about radon.

For more information, contact:

New York State Department of Health

Center for Environmental Health

(518) 402-7530 or (800) 458-1158

ceheduc@health.ny.gov