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Oregon Features Radon in CD Summary

by Margaret Henderson

The Oregon Health Authority publishes an on-line publication called CD Summary through its Public Health Division, with articles contributed by public health program staff. The publication is provided for health care industry, institutions and other persons interested in public health. For some providers, depending on the topic, continuing education credits (CEUs) may be given.

The February 2019 issue of CD Summary (Vol. 68, No. 2) featured radon and is titled Radon in Oregon Homes: How Testing Can Lower Lung Cancer Risk. The article provides information on testing and mitigation, health effects and resources for physicians counseling their patients about radon. A map shows indoor radon risks by zip code, a table showing radon data in a zip code area, and a chart provides lung cancer mortality (for smokers and non-smokers). Data comes from Oregon Public Health Division’s Radon Awareness Program. The article recommends that clinicians discuss radon health effect with their patients.

This article is designated for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit TM by Portland Providence Medical Center, which is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education of physicians.

To see the article, visit: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/COMMUNICABLEDISEASE/CDSUMMARYNEWSLETTER/Documents/2019/ohd6802.pdf

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