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

Environmental Law Institute Resources on Radon and Indoor Air Quality

The Environmental Law Institute has a number of resources on radon and indoor air quality.


WEBINAR: An Introduction to State and Federal Radon Programs from the National Conference of State Legislatures

To view the Webinar and accesss associated resources please visit: www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?tabid=13190.

Webinar Moderator:
Representative Kim Norton, Minnesota House of Representatives

Webinar Speakers:
Bill Angell, University of Minnesota and AARST
Susie Shimek, EPA Indoor Environments Division
Tobie Bernstein, Environmental Law Institute


Radon in Schools: A Preventable Health Risk (Publication)


US EPA Region 6 Radon & Indoor Air Workshop - 2010

Representatives from EPA Region 6, OK, TX, NM, tribal nation programs, and guests from EPA Headquarters and Kansas State University gathered in Dallas, TX on March 22-24, 2010 to share ideas, challenges, and to forge new enthusiasm for radon risk reduction activities. States, led by host Texas, shared current activities and plans for the coming year.

Gina Bowler and Bruce Snead provided web-based examples and updates on national level programs and partners, and opportunities to leverage resources for state SIRG initiatives. Real estate outreach, training, free versus paid test kit offers, PSA matching sources, poster contest issues and connecting with industry on risk reduction partnering were all items for discussion and sharing.

The complete materials from the meeting are provided above for PDF download, including the agenda, attendee list, meeting requests and offers, and presentations.


US EPA Region 6 Radon & Indoor Air Workshop - 2008

The US EPA Region 6 Radon & Indoor Air Workshop was held January 22-24, 2008. A pacing event for the Radon Leaders Saving Lives Campaign, the Workshop provided an opportunity for states, tribes and pueblos, mitigators, and realtors in US EPA Region 6 to share best practices from the field and to talk about how to apply that learning to drive results and save lives.  The complete materials from the Workshop are provided above for download.

Radon Leaders Saving Lives Campaign Poster

The Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) held its 40th National Conference on Radiation Control in Greensboro, North Carolina from May 19-22, 2008. The US EPA presented a poster at the Conference on the Radon Leaders Saving Lives Campaign, a Campaign run in partnership between AARST, CRCPD, and US EPA.  The poster provides background and an overview of the Campaign, which aims to double the currently level of radon outreach, mitigation, and RRNC activity during the next five years to increase the number of lives saved from radon-induced lung cancer and to reduce the radon risk gap. The poster demonstrates the past success of the radon community, looks to the present radon risk gap, as well as strategies for reducing the gap during the next five years. The poster is available above for download.

Estimates of Costs for Housing-Related Interventions to Prevent Specific Illnesses and Deaths

This article gives an overview of economic analyses commonly used in public health, examines the economic burden of housing-related illness, and compares economic studies that focus on housing-related illness and associated interventions. Examples are given to discuss the appropriate interpretation of findings from economic studies and to help guide decision making regarding implementation of housing-related interventions to improve health. Specific housing-related health issues discussed include asthma and adverse effects from lead, radon, and carbon monoxide (CO).


Housing Interventions and Control of Health-Related Chemical Agents: A Review of the Evidence

Subject matter experts systematically reviewed evidence on the effectiveness of housing interventions
that affect health outcomes associated with exposure to chemical agents, such as pesticides, lead, volatile organic compounds, as well as the radon gas. Particulates were also examined, and the role of ventilation on exposures was assessed.

Structural deficiencies, pest infestations, gas stoves, and introduction of source materials that off-gas or otherwise release toxic agents are all housing factors that can increase the presence of chemical agents in or around a dwelling. Because most homes in the United States do not have a planned supply of fresh air delivered to the building space and, instead, rely on operation of windows and intermittent or inadequate building leakage, indoor airborne contaminants can increase. The absence of easily cleanable surfaces can also contribute to increases in pesticide residues, lead-contaminated house dust, and other accumulated toxicants.


EPA Radon Mitigation Standards (April 1994)

This document is provided only for historical, archival purposes. EPA recommends the ASTM E2121-09 Standard Practice for Radon Mitigation Systems in Existing Low-Rise Residential Buildings for residential radon mitigation. The Agency initially recognized this standard in 2003 as the most appropriate guide to reducing radon in homes as far as practicable below the national action level of 4 pCi/L in indoor air.


Video Highlights – National Radon Poster Contest Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC

During January’s 10th Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools National Symposium, students were honored for their leadership and creativity in raising public awareness of radon. Alec Smith (Guthrie, OK – First Place), Emily Pinnock (Holladay, UT – Second Place) and Noah Jermain (Savannah, MO – Third Place) received National Radon Poster Contest awards at a special luncheon. National Radon Poster Contest participation in the IAQ Tools for Schools National Symposium was a major success, as the students were lauded for their work by the over 500 teachers, administrators, facility planners and others in attendance.