Part II on National Radon Month

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Four Things You Can Do During National Radon Action Month:

 

Test your home – EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General recommend that all homes in the U.S. be tested for radon.  Testing is easy and inexpensive.

Learn more about testing your home, including how to obtain an easy-to-use test kit.

 

Attend a National Radon Action Month event in your area – Look for radon events in your community.

 

Spread the word

Spend time during National Radon Action Month encouraging others to learn about radon and test their homes.

Tell your family and friends about the health risk of radon.  Encourage them to test their homes.

Plan an activity in your community to help raise awareness.

Write an op-ed or letter to the editor using samples from the event planning resources.

Attract media attention by working with a local official to get a radon proclamation.

View or order EPA’s free radon publications.

 

Buy a radon-resistant home – If you are considering buying a new home, look for builders who use radon-resistant new construction. Read more about radon-resistant new construction, “Building Radon Out: A Step-by-Step Guide to Build Radon-Resistant Homes“.

Build Green: It’s Easy to Build New Homes Radon-Resistant …”The good news is you can build your customers a safer, healthier, radon-resistant home. The techniques to prevent radon from entering a home are practical and straightforward for any builder. It’s an inexpensive way to offer families a benefit that could reduce their risk of lung cancer. And it’s a smart way to build trust between you and your customer.”  Fuad Reveiz, Member of the National Association of Home Builders.

 

5 WAYS YOU CAN PARTICIPATE:

 Promote radon risk reduction during National Radon Action Month and throughout the year.

Set a bold goal for your community to reduce radon risk.  Whether you are conducting a single National Radon Action Month event, or developing an entire radon risk reduction program for your community, it is important to set goals to define what you will achieve.

Collaborate with local radon partners.  Coordinate with your state radon program and local radon professionals to hold events and measure results.

Plan a National Radon Action Month activity or event to kick off your campaign.  Conduct activities and events designed to raise awareness, recognize successful efforts and share best practices. Set goals and establish ways to measure results from your activities and events.

An excellent way to get your entire community involved is the National Radon Poster Contest. Students ages 9-14 are encouraged to create posters that raise radon awareness. Entries will be accepted from March through October from students in all U.S. states, tribal nations and U.S. territories.

Visit to Kansas State University National Radon Services for more information about this year’s contest and how you can get involved.

Promote your activity or event on EPA’s Web site and elsewhere. Use tools such as blogs and the Share Your Story feature on Radonleaders.org to promote your activities and share outreach ideas with the broader radon community.

Work with the media to spread your message.  Work with your local media outlets to run Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and generate media coverage of radon topics, events and activities in your community.

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