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Reducing the Risk From Radon: Information and Interventions

A GUIDE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS


Reducing the Risk From Radon: Information and InterventionsThe Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc., has developed a new guide for health care providers titled Reducing the Risk From Radon: Information and Interventions. This guide was designed to furnish health care providers with the information they need to reduce their patients' exposures to radon. Radon is estimated to cause about 21,100 lung cancer deaths per year and is the leading environmental cause of cancer mortality in the United States.

This guide has the latest information on:

  • Radon statistics and public health impact.
  • The science behind the risk estimates.
  • Radon testing and reduction.
  • Sample guidance for use in health care settings.
  • The role of health care providers in reducing the burden of radon-induced lung cancer.
This publication was supported in part by grant number XA-83576001 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

You may submit comments to William Field via email bill-field@uiowa.edu with a copy to Patrick Daniels at Patrick.daniels@illinois.gov by April 2, 2018.

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