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2010 National Radon Action Month Spotlight Activities

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View activities that we are spotlighting for the 2010 National Radon Action Month. The spotlight activities are grouped to show uses of resources, innovative outreach methods and noteworthy audiences. These groupings include "Most Bang for the Buck," Social Media Outreach, Student and Teacher Outreach, Health/Science Activities, Radon-Resistant New Construction Activities, Multi-cultural Outreach, and Poster Contest Activities.

The lists below include only some of the 2010 National Radon Action Month spotlight activities. For a more complete listing, download the 2010 NRAM Spotlight Activities PDF. If you think one of your activities fits into one of these categories and tells an interesting NRAM story, let us know using the Share Your Story feature.

Most “Bang” for the Buck

Activity TitleOrganizationDescription
Electronic Payroll Notices Missouri Dept. of Health & Senior Services The state of Missouri inserted an electronic payroll notice about National Radon Action Month with the end-of-the-month paycheck for all state employees, over 58,000 in total. Employees were asked to go to the state radon webpage for information. State employees were encouraged to register for a free radon test kit. From this effort, the state Web site received more than 12,000 hits, and approximately 2,600 requests for radon test kits were received and processed.
Radon in Georgia Radio Interview UGA Cooperative Extension Hall County Radon Ed. Program Ginger Bennett of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Hall County Radon Education Program was a guest on The Local Hour with Katy Highsmith on WDUN 550. The station reaches over 15 counties around the Gainesville, GA area. Listening audience is estimated to be approximately 30,000.

Top Social Media Activities

Activity TitleOrganizationDescription
“Testing Your Home for Radon” Video Nevada Radon Education Program A 3-minute video, "Testing your home for radon," was created by two University of Nevada, Reno communications interns, Robert Mills and Andrew Church, and Megan Long and Susan Howe from the Nevada Radon Education Program, to be used on the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Web site. The video was also posted on YouTube, where 303 views have been logged as of February 16, 2010.
Radon Info on Facebook Alabama Cooperative Extension System Radon information was included on the Clay County Folks Facebook page.

Top Activities Involving Schools/Students

Activity TitleOrganizationDescription
Waupaca High School (WI) Project Radon Specialists of WI Inc. Radon Specialists of WI Inc. conducted a study with the science teacher at Waupaca High school. A total of 250 test kits were distributed to science students to perform radon tests of their homes. Funding to purchase the test kits and instructions on proper use were provided by Radon Specialists of WI, Inc.
Utah Radon Awareness Survey Activity DEQ - Div. of Radiation Control The Utah Department of Environmental Quality teamed up with the Huntsman Cancer Institute and other community schools and groups to do a study on Radon Awareness. Students helped collect data during a University of Utah football game on November 7th. The HCI compiled the information and issued a report in December, which was presented to the Governor in January.

Top Health/Science Activities

Activity TitleOrganizationDescription
Physician's Assistant Continuing Education Class Illinois Emergency Management Agency The Illinois Emergency Management Agency’s Radon Program provided the "Radon What You Need to Know" class as part of a two-week course for Physician’s Assistants at Midwestern University.
Radon Cloud Chamber Demonstration Missouri Dept. of Health & Senior Services The Missouri Department of Health and Human Services set up a radon cloud chamber to demonstrate the radon decay chain. The display was available for staff to visit at their convenience. Posters describing how it works were also displayed. An invitation was sent bureau-wide to promote this event.

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