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

Learning About Radon a Part of Nature

Learning About Radon a Part of Nature

EPA resource available online only: http://www.epa.gov/radon/pdfs/learning_about_radon.pdf

This 18-page online publication was developed by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Native American audiences. The resource discusses radon's place in the world, the basics on testing for radon, and how homes can be fixed to reduce radon levels. Native Americans should contact their Tribal health department or state radon program office for more information.

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Occupational and Environmental Causes of Lung Cancer

Occupational and Environmental Causes of Lung Cancer

Authored by: Fields, R. and Withers, B. (2012)

Read the full report here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3875302/pdf/nihms-397865.pdf

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.

Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2010, Featuring Prevalence of Comorbidity and Impact on Survival Among Persons With Lung, Colorectal, Breast, or Prostate Cancer

Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2010, Featuring Prevalence of Comorbidity and Impact on Survival Among Persons With Lung, Colorectal, Breast, or Prostate Cancer

Authored by: Edwards, BK et al. (2013)

Read the full report here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.28509/pdf

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Results of CRCPD Blind Testing Report

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.

Read the full report on CRCPD's official website: http://crcpd.org/Radon/BlindTesting/CRCPD%20Blind%20Testing%202013-06-19a%20complete.pdf

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Nationwide RadNet System

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.

Learn more at: http://www.epa.gov/radnet/

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Review of low-energy construction, air tightness, ventilation strategies and indoor radon: results from Finnish houses and apartments

Review of low-energy construction, air tightness, ventilation strategies and indoor radon: results from Finnish houses and apartments

Authored by: Arvela, H., Holmgren, O., Reisbacka, H., and Vinha, J. (2013)

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United States Cancer Statistics (USCS): 1999-2010 Cancer Incidence and Mortality Data

This Web-based report includes the official federal statistics on cancer incidence from registries that have high-quality data and cancer mortality statistics for each year, and for 2006-2010 combined. It is produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), in collaboration with the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR).

Read the report here: http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/uscs/

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NCHH Multifamily Radon Proposal

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.

Read the proposal, here: http://www.nchh.org/Portals/0/Contents/Multifamily%20Radon%20Proposal%20-%20IBC.pdf.

And remember to look out for verdicts from the upcoming action hearings!

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Radon Testing in Child Care Centers

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.

Read more here: http://njradon.org/scl_day.htm

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Hud Contact Information for Questions About the New Mortgage Letter on Radon

The following attachment provides a contact list for all HUD regional and national contacts. These individuals can be contacted for clarification in regards to the new mortgage letter onr radon.

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