The primary objective of this article is to provide a brief overview of the environmental and occupational lung carcinogens currently listed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as known human lung carcinogens. Supplementary new information, with a focus on analytic epidemiologic studies that have become available since IARC’s most recent evaluation, is also discussed.
A revised version of Double Blind Testing of Passive Radon Detectors for the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) Committee on Radon (E-25) was released in June, 2013. The report was prepared by Ray Johnson, MS, SE, PE, FHPS, CHP, Consultant, and Craig Harris, Health Physicist.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National 'RadNet' System monitors the nation's air, drinking water, precipitation, and pasteurized milk to determine levels of radiation in the environment. RadNet sample analyses and monitoring results provide baseline data on background levels of radiation in the environment and can detect increased radiation from radiological incidents.
Action hearings regarding the National Center for Healthy Housing's (NCHH) Multifamily Radon Proposal will occur at the end of this month.
The proposal outlines revised amendments to the International Building Code (IBC). These amendments would require the addition of radon resistant new construction provisions to construction codes for educational properties and multifamily residential properties, helping to ensure that new housing and schools do not have dangerous levels of radon.
The following document shows the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) radon testing guidelines for childer care centers. The document provides recommendations for staff and parents.
Are you interested in expanding your knowledge and commitment in radon resistant techniques?
If so, then this training opportunity is for you!
The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), in cooperation with U.S. EPA Indoor Environments Division, is sponsoring a 2½ day all-expenses-paid training for environmental health (EH) professionals to implement radon resistant new construction (RRNC).
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