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

Fact Sheet on Radon's Cancer Risks

The CMA has joined forces with Health Canada to remind Canadians - and their physicians - that the cancer risk posed by household radon gas is particularly acute for smokers.

"Almost 90% of lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking," says a new fact sheet designed for physicians to distribute to patients. "Radon exposure is linked to approximately 10% of lung cancers in Canada and is the second leading cause of lung cancer for smokers."

The connection between cancer and radon - a gas produced naturally as uranium breaks down, which then seeps into houses - is well known. However, many people are unaware that smokers living in a high-radon environment have a one-in-three chance of developing lung cancer, compared with a one-in-20 rate for non-smokers.

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Communicating Cancer Prevention Information to State Policy Makers

This study was conducted to determine how to communicate cancer prevention information to state policy makers using policy briefs. A large portion of the cancer burden is preventable and policy interventions can play a central role in changing health outcomes.

Please see attached.

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Dealing With Radon in Real Estate Transactions

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has published a guide to "Dealing With Radon in Real Estate Transactions." Please see attached.

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A North Jersey Homeowner's Guide to Radioactivity in Drinking Water: Uranium

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has published "A North Jersey Homeowner's Guide to Radioactivity in Drinking Water: Uranium".

Along with Uranium, this resource also references the overall procedures for testing for radon in drinking water. Please see attached.

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Making Your Mitigation System More Effective Manual

Please view the following resource entitled "Making Your Mitigaton System More Effective Manual"

Purpose:
The effort to reduce indoor radon concentrations in homes has been an on-going learning process
for the past decade. Research, funded by agencies such as NJDEPE and EPA as well as innovative
work by the private sector, has increased the knowledge of radon-reduction technology. Standardized
mitigation techniques are being offered by many professional radon mitigators across the country.

This manual is an effort to provide mitigation contractors with information to improve the
effectiveness of their mitigation systems. It is intended to help mitigators identify potential problems
in an installed mitigation system. It is not a pre-mitigation diagnostics guide.

The manual has been designed as a training aid, to be used by those offering continuing education
workshops, as well as a stand-alone technical guidance manual. It contains how-to information on

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"Follow-Up of New Jersey Homes Mitigated for Radon - Phase 2"

Please view the following attached resource entitled "Follow-Up of New Jersey Homes Mitigated for Radon - Phase 2"

Abstract:
A variety of techniques to reduce indoor radon levels have been developed and are commonly used by professional radon mitigators and the do-it-yourself homeowner. This project was designed to investigate radon mitigation systems that have been installed in homes in New Jersey, with the objectives of identifying causes of system failure or success, and transferring that knowledge to the private and public sectors.

To reach the objectives, Building Research Associates, (BRA), working under the "Follow-up of New Jersey Homes Mitigated for Radon - Phase I" project, investigated 100 homes across New Jersey that had been mitigated for radon. That project identified several deficiencies in the mitigation systems that were suspected to be the cause of a system's failure to maintain radon concentrations below the 4.0 pCih level.

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Radon Professionals in the United States

Please see the following attached poster which contains information concerning the distribution of Radon Professionals in the United States. Thank you to Mike Kitto for providing us with this information.

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Static Pressure Calculator

Attached, please find a .pdf version of a Static Pressure Calculator for your usage.

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Radon Webinars (Provided by the Environmental Protection Agency)

As a reminder, a number of webinars are available on the Environmental Protection Agency's Radon page at the following location:

http://www.epa.gov/radon/webinars/

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Call to Action Radon Information Page

Call to Action To Reduce Lung Cancer from Radon in American Homes

Document Resource Bank for Call to Action Meeting - December 9, 2011

The members of this coalition are committed to reducing radon exposure to prevent lung cancer and save lives, by stimulating synergies among advocates, public sector programs, property owners, industry, and others to apply well-documented cost-effective interventions to the nation’s highest risk real estate assets. We support the following five strategies:

• The Federal Action Plan - as the basic foundation for nation-wide progress;
• Adoption of radon resistant construction requirements for Zones 1 and 2 in all building-related codes and standards(models, national policy, state laws, and local ordinances);
• Policies and programs that provide for testing and mitigation of existing single and multi-family housing in conjunction with real estate transactions, retrofits, renovations, and refinancing;

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