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Provisional American National Standard "Radon Mitigation Standards for Multifamily Buildings" is Being Published by AARST

AVAILABLE Through The AARST Online Bookstore

The AARST Consortium on National Radon Standards has announced release of a provisional American National Standard for radon mitigation professionals entitled, "Radon Mitigation Standards In Multifamily Buildings." The new document establishes preliminary standards for mitigating multifamily housing in the United States.

The American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) believes this material necessary for fixing the problem of radon exposure (radioactivity) in multi-family housing.

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Third Annual Capital Steps to Radon Action

Please see the press release of CanSAR’s Capital Steps to Radon Action for 2013.

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Policy Change for C-NRPP Entry Level Exams

Effective immediately, C-NRPP will no longer provide access to the C-NRPP exams to any trainer unless that trainer (or organization) certifies that they are teaching to the Canadian standards and procedures outlined in the attached documents.

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SIRG Needs Assesment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the American Association of Radon Scientist and Technologists (AARST) and the Conference of Radon Control Program Directors (CRCPD) created an assessment that was sent to representatives of state radon programs across the United States. This assessment was intended to gather the specific needs of state radon programs if State Indoor Radon Grants (SIRG) were not included in the 2013 Fiscal Budget. Identifying gaps in state radon programs that may result in the face of SIRG budget cuts is a critical step to ensuring these issues are addressed in the most effective way possible. Information from this assessment will be used to sustain radon awareness, reduce radon risk and may help with effective distribution of SIRG funds if they are included in the 2013 Fiscal Budget.

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Evaluation of Exposure to Radon Progeny During Closure of Inactive Uranium Mines

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request for a health hazard evaluation at abandoned uranium mines in several western states. Managers of a federal agency requested assistance in evaluating employee exposures to radon while constructing mine closures.

Please see the attached document for more information.

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Reducing Radon Levels in Existing Homes: A Canadian Guide for Professional Contractors

The following guide released by Health Canada has been written to provide professional building contractors with information on radon mitigation techniques for existing houses in contact with soil. The guide is based on the best information currently available, and has been reviewed by a committee comprising stakeholders from the housing industry. This guide is not a substitute for building regulations currently in effect. It is the contractor’s responsibility to ensure that they comply with the applicable health, safety and building code standards.

Please see the attached.

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Report to Congress: Radon in Drinking Water Regulations

As required by the Safe Drinking Water Act, the EPA's Office of Water has developed a proposed regulation to reduce radon in drinking water that has a multimedia mitigation option to reduce radon in indoor air.

Based on a National Academy of Science report, EPA estimates that radon in drinking water causes about 168 cancer deaths per year: 89% from lung cancer caused by breathing radon released to the indoor air from water and 11% from stomach cancer caused by consuming water containing radon.

Please see attached.

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Guide to School Renovation and Construction

The Healthy Schools Network has released a new guide to school renovation and construction.

Please see attached.

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ASHI Inspection Checklist

ASHI Radon Mitigation System Inspection Checklist

Please see the attached document for more information.

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InterNACHI Checklist

International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Radon Mitigation Systems

Please see the attached document for more information.

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