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EPA Spotlights Missouri for Education and Outreach to the Medical Community

The Burden of Cancer in Missouri: A Comprehensive Analysis and Plan, 2016-2020, is noted by EPA as a successful approach for reducing radon risk. See the plan at ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Publications/Cancer/ccc/missouri_ccc_plan_2016-2020.pdf, is noted by EPA as a successful approach for reducing radon risk.

In this outreach to the medical community and with the input of numerous medical professionals, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services highlights radon as the second leading cause of lung cancer in the nation, something the Department highlights as a target for reduction and elimination of excess exposures.

In the Section, “Environmental/Radon,” the plan notes:

“Environmental public health officials work with individuals, communities, government agencies and industries throughout the state to reduce or eliminate exposure to substances that could be harmful to human health.” Radon is included in those substances.

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services includes Radon in its Healthy Living Environmental Factors Programs, providing statewide data through mapping and Risk Comparison Charts, with data from EPA, at https://health.mo.gov/living/environment/radon/riskcharts.php

For more information about radon in Missouri, contact:

Bureau of Environmental Epidemiology

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Telephone: 573-751-6102 info@health.mo.gov

Source: Overview of EPA’s State Indoor Radon Grants: 2019 Activities

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-02/documents/sirg_2019_annual_summary_report_final.pdf