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National Radon Action Month 2012 Results

Thanks to National Radon Action Month (NRAM) partners, 2012 was one of our most successful years!

For NRAM 2012, a total of 2,848 unique activities were reported, which is a 26 percent increase from 2011. This increase in activity is mainly in the areas of outreach to schools, facilities and organizations/unions, as well as radon proclamations signed by elected officials. All of the activities lead to continued risk-reducing actions throughout the year. We are even closer to the goal of spreading National Radon Action Month participation to every state and region across the country, as 31 states and all 10 EPA regions participated in NRAM 2012. This year’s reported results included activities with start dates from October 2011 through February 2012.

To read about the process for compiling final NRAM results, please visit www.radonleaders.org/nram/reporting.

View all of the 2012 National Radon Action Month Activities »

See what others in the radon community are doing to promote radon awareness and outreach during NRAM and other times of the year. Browse all of the 2012 NRAM activities and events by state, category and date.

Read more about engaging and innovative NRAM activities and events that were highlighted on RadonLeaders.org. These stories range from the creation of a 40-foot radon street banner to effective partnerships with Habitat for Humanity to news broadcasts highlighting impactful stories related to radon. These stories showcase some of the radon stakeholders across the nation that make the most of National Radon Action Month.

To share your NRAM story which could be featured on RadonLeaders.org, please visit www.radonleaders.org/nram/share.

2012 National Radon Action Month Activities

NRAM Activities Breakdown

Type of Activity Number of 2012 Activities Number of 2011 Activities
Informational Display 651 268
Other Activity 472 270
Media Activity 470 629
Presentation, Workshop, Training, or Lecture 434 345
Worksite Activity 320 175
Website Outreach or Update 264 233
Proclamation 177 97
Poster Contest Activity 43 53
Home Show or Expo 17 21
Totals 2848 2091

Activities Pie Chart

Breakdown by category

The information below highlights three activity categories that were popular among stakeholders during the 2012 National Radon Action Month.

Website Outreach

Website Outreach or Update was a popular category for the 2012 NRAM activities — with 264 activities submitted. This was the fourth consecutive year that activities in this category increased significantly. Activities in the Website Outreach or Update category included social media updates by a multitude of organizations, online distribution of radon facts and banner advertisements on various state radon websites.

Informational Displays

For 2012, the number of informational displays increased to 651 activities — nearly 1.5 times the number submitted in 2011! Informational displays were well received at venues such as health fairs, local libraries and educational centers around the country.

Type of Activity Number of 2012 Activities Number of 2011 Activities % Change from 2011 to 2012
Informational Display 651 268 142%

Poster Contest Activity

Posters submitted for the National Radon Poster Contest exceeded 4,465, a 10% increase over last year. Thirty two states had entries from 245 schools.

To see the complete list of Radon Poster Contest national and state winners click here. Thank you to all poster contest participants and congratulations to the winners!

NRAM Poster Contest Winner

Laura, the first place National Radon Poster Contest award winner from New York, N.Y.

The National Radon Poster Contest is conducted by Kansas State University under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.