United States
Environmental Protectior
                     October 2007
                               CTION    MONTH
                               Start the New Year Off Right:
         Conduct  a  National Radon Action Month Activity or  Event
Join the national effort to double the
lives saved from radon exposure in the
next five years.
Radon is a natural radioactive gas that you can't see, smell,
or taste. It's easy to ignore, but it could be present in your
home, school, or office. Radon is the second leading cause
of lung cancer deaths in the U.S., claiming about
20,000 lives annually, or slightly more than two
every hour. The only way to know if you have a
radon problem is to test.

This January during National  Radon Action Month, radon
partners in communities across the country will lead
activities to increase awareness of radon, promote testing
and mitigation, and advance the use of radon-resistant
new construction practices. Through these outreach
efforts, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
and others can prevent thousands of lung cancer deaths.

How can I get involved?
By hosting activities and events during National Radon
Action Month, you are raising awareness about radon in
your community and contributing to the national effort
to double the lives saved from radon exposure in the next
five years. Radon Action Week, traditionally the third full
week in October, is an  ideal time to begin planning or
conducting radon activities or events in your community.
Such efforts can be leveraged and showcased in January.
 > Conduct events and activities. (See ideas on the right!)
 * Recognize successful efforts and share best practices.
 > Promote radon outreach and education through your
   Web site, newsletters, and listservs.
 > Order free Radon Public Service Announcements and
   campaign materials from  www.epapsa.com and ask
   your local media outlets to donate free air time.
 > Generate media coverage of radon topics, events, and
 > Set goals and collect results  from your events and
 > Share your project ideas, efforts, and results
                                      NATIONAL RADON  AC
                                        Below are just a few ideas for conducting
                                        activities  in your community.

                                        Set a bold goal for your community to reduce radon risks.
                                        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.
                                        See page 7 of the Event Planning Kit for more information.

                                        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 for and establish ways to measure results from your activities and
                                        events. View the Event Planning Kit for tips and tools.

                                        Promote your activity or event on EPA's Web site and
                                        elsewhere. In addition to promoting radon outreach and education
                                        through your Web site, newsletters, and listservs, use EPA's new
                                        Activity Submittal Form to register your event and have it featured on
                                        the National Radon Action Month Web site. This Web site is a great
                                        way to promote your event and get exposure for your important work.

                                        Collaborate with local radon partners. Coordinate with your
                                        state radon program (see the back of this flyer) and local radon
                                        professionals to hold events and measure results.

                                        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. View and order
                                        customizable radon PSAs.
                                        See page 23 of the Event
                                        Planning Kit for tips on
                                        preparing press releases and
Have fun! You know
your community better than
anyone. Do something that
grabs people's attention and
makes them want to learn
more. Be creative, and find
an exciting way to help your
community to understand a
serious topic and to save lives!
                                       See the new Web site and Event Planning Kit at:

Who should conduct National Radon
Action Month Activities?
>  State radon programs;
>  Tribal Nations and Pueblos;
>  Government agencies and non-profit organizations
   working on public health, safety, environmental, or housing
>  Radon testers, mitigators, and laboratories;
>  Radon test kit providers, manufacturers and retailers;
>  Housing professionals, including  real estate agents, home
   inspectors, builders, and contractors;
>  Doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals;
>  Human resources, environmental, and  safety officers at
   work sites;
>  Advocacy organizations concerned about cancer; and
                       > Schools, homeowner's associations, and other community-
                         based groups.

                       Use our Web site to plan and publicize
                      your efforts and results.
                       EPA has developed tools to help you plan successful
                       outreach activities, available at www.epa.gov/radon/nram/
                       partners.html. This fall the Web site will  provide:
                       > A downloadable National Radon Action Month Event
                         Planning Kit;
                       > A national map for entering and viewing brief descriptions
                         of events;
                       > Sample proclamations by government officials and other
                         templates; and
                       > Radon materials and other resources to help you plan
Contact your state radon  program for help!
State Radon Offices
Alabama 334-206-5391
Alaska 907-474-7201
Arizona 602-255-4845
Arkansas 501-661-2301
California 916-449-5674
Colorado 303-692-3420
Connecticut 860-509-7367
Delaware 302-744-4546
District of Columbia 202-535-2999
Florida 850-245-4288
Georgia 404-651-5120
Hawaii 808-586-4700
Idaho 208-332-7319
Illinois 217-782-1325
Indiana 317-233-7147
Iowa 515-281-4928
Kansas 785-296-1560
Kentucky 502-564-4856
Louisiana 225-342-8303
Maine 207-287-5676
Maryland 215-814-2086
Massachusetts 413-586-7525
Michigan 517-335-8037
Minnesota 651-215-0909
Mississippi 601-987-6893
Missouri 573-751-6160
Montana 406-841-5204
Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona
Navajo Nation
Washoe Tribe of Nevada/California
EPA Headquarters


Local-Toll Toil-Free
Nebraska 402-471-0594 800-334-9491
Nevada 775-687-5394 x275
New Hampshire 603-271-4764 800-852-3345x4674
New Jersey 609-984-5425 800-648-0394
New Mexico 505-827-1093
New York 518-402-7556 800-458-1158x27556
North Carolina 919-571-4141
North Dakota 701-328-5188 800-252-6325
Ohio 614-644-2727 800-523-4439
Oklahoma 405-702-5165
Oregon 503-731-4014x664
Pennsylvania 717-783-3594 800-23RADON
Puerto Rico 787-274-7815
Rhode Island 401-222-2438
South Carolina 803-898-3893 800-768-0362
South Dakota 605-773-3151 800-438-3367
Tennessee 615-687-7000 800-232-1139
Texas 512-834-4509x2444 800-293-0753
Utah 801-536-4250 800-458-0145
Vermont 802-865-7742 800-439-8550
Virginia 804-786-5932 800-468-0138
Washington 360-236-3253
West Virginia 304-558-6772 800-922-1255
Wisconsin 608-267-4795 888-569-7236
Wyoming 307-777-6015 800-458-5847
Guam 671-475-1611
IEPA provides funding for some of the radon
partners' activities. Further information about their
radon activities is available at http://www.epa.gov/
Visit www.epa.gov/radon/nram for the most
complete and recent information on National Radon
Artinn Month
 Indoor Environments Division