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The Resource Bank features materials and tools such as Webinars and regional pacing event presentations.

Presentations—27th National Radon Training Conference

The presentations for the 27th National Radon Training Conference are available for download.




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Introduction to EPA Notice EPA–HQ–OAR–2017–0430

This is revised version of the overview presentation on EPA Notice EPA–HQ–OAR–2017–0430 given at the 2017 National Radon Training Conference in New Orleans. It was revised to make the presentation more self explanatory. The CRCPD & SR-R are requesting state comments on this proposal. Comments will be collated and submitted to the EPA by the CRCPD Board. Please provide your comments to the SR-R committee members by 10/30/2017 for inclusion with the CRCPD comments. You are also encouraged to provide your comments directly to the EPA. Contact information is provided in the attached overview presentation.

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Idaho Department of Health and Welfare: Keeping Radon Out of Your Home

Indoor Environment: Radon Know the Facts. Free training for Homeowners, Contractors, and Remodelers. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare provides radon levels in Idaho and additional radon resources.

Read more here.

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Test Your Home for Radon: Quick tips

Test your home with a short-term test. Test your home again if the radon level is 4 or higher.
If your home has a radon level of 4 or higher, fix your home.
Be sure to hire a contractor who is qualified to fix radon. It’s a good idea to get at least 2 price estimates. Find a radon professional to fix your home.

Click here for more information and resources about radon.

The District of Columbia Department of Environment & Energy: Radon

Testing your home for radon is as simple as opening a package, placing a radon detector in a designated area, and after the prescribed number of days, sealing the detector back in the package. Fixing a radon problem is usually just a matter of caulking cracks along basement foundations, sealing leaks around pipes, and taking other steps to prevent radon from entering the house through places where it is in contact with the ground.

The District of Columbia Department of Environment & Energy (D.O.E.E.) provides district residents with a free radon test kit by calling the radon hotline at (202) 535-2302 or by submitting request a free radon test kit.

Read More for additional resources from D.O.E.E Here
Radon Test Kits Here

Radon Resources from NCHH

In 2011, former NCHH Executive Director, Rebecca Morley visited the Dr. Oz show to talk about radon in the home. She provide tips on testing and remediating your home for radon. Please explore the resources below to learn more about the dangers of radon and how to protect yourself and your family. You can also check out the clips from the Dr. Oz show here or read an article about radon in your home.

The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) also has resources available on their website here.

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Welcome to RadTown USA

EPA designed RadTown with students and teachers in mind. We have provided both graphical and text-based ways to learn about sources and uses of radiation that you may encounter in your everyday life. Below is a guide to using the site and information on what you can expect to find in RadTown. Visit RadTown USA at: http://www3.epa.gov/radtown/.

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Reducing Home Exposure to Radon and Secondhand Smoke

Lung cancer is preventable through eliminating tobacco smoke and radon exposure. We examined the association between demographic factors and home testing at baseline of a larger RCT to test the effects of a tailored environmental feedback intervention to reduce home exposure to radon and secondhand smoke (SHS) with homeowners and renters.

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A purposive sample of homeowners (n=340) and renters (n=47) were recruited at an outpatient medical facility using stratified sampling to ensure equal proportion of those exposed to SHS in the home. Homeowners were randomly assigned to treatment or control groups. Demographics, perceived risk of lung cancer, smoking status, past 7-day SHS exposure in the home, and lung cancer worry were assessed at baseline. Free test kits for radon and SHS were provided to treatment group participants and renters at enrollment; they received $20 to test their homes. Controls could call to request free test kits.

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Environmental Law Institute's Database of State Indoor Air Quality Laws

The Environmental Law Institute’s Database of State Indoor Air Quality Laws contains a broad cross-section of laws on the subject of indoor air quality. The following chart collects those laws included in the database that address the subject of radon. The chart does not purport to include every state law that addresses radon. The chart highlights laws that deal directly or exclusively with radon, and
does not include laws that may affect the problem of radon indirectly. For example, a law that authorizes a state agency to undertake research on indoor air quality generally may result in radon-related activities but would not be included here.

View the Database Excerpt on Radon Laws here.

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