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Idaho Tracks Radon Testing Data per Goal of the Cancer Strategic Plan

Idaho Comprehensive Cancer Strategic Plan 2016-2020 lists radon reduction as a Prevention Goal. See the plan at
https://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Publications/Cancer/ccc/idaho_ccc_plan-508.pdf

Goal 5: Reduce cancer risk related to environmental carcinogens, addresses radon with the objective of increasing the proportion of persons living in homes that have been tested for radon.

Strategic actions include:

· Implement evidence-based policies, programs and systems changes to share information among the public, researchers, regulatory agencies and industry about environmental carcinogens, specifically radon.

· Advocate for evidence-based epidemiologic and environmental monitoring and research across the life course (in utero and childhood, workplace, and multi-generational exposures).

· Improve health professional knowledge, practice behaviors and systems support related to known and emerging environmental carcinogens.

Measurement goals are:

Measure 5.1 Percentage of adults living in households ever been tested for radon (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Baseline 20.7%

Target 28.4%

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has been tracking this data and recent mapping by is available online as “Home Radon Test Results by Zip Code, ” updated Jan 31, 2020.

Visit www.radonidaho.org for more information about radon in Idaho.

Idaho home radon test results by zip code are displayed as percent of tests greater than 3.9 pCi/L, which represents the recommended level for mitigation. Filters allow for examination of testing data, including number of tests in particular areas.

For more information:

See https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=d8bdff6bfb034257a15b074c8bf36b13&extent=-124.6687,40.402,-98.785,49.8566

Contact the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare's Environmental Health Program at 1-800-445-8647 or email radon@dhw.idaho.gov