EPA 402-F-08-010 I October 2008 I www.epa.gov/iaq
                         RADON:       ESr      F   X      SAVE   A    LIFE
                                  JANUARY   IS  NATIONAL
                                  RADON  ACTION  MONTH
                               Start  the New Year Off Right:
       Conduct  National  Radon Action  Month Activities and Events
Join the effort to double lives saved
from radon exposure in 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.

January is National Radon Action Month. It's a time when
radon partners in communities across the country lead
activities and events 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 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
   activities.
>  Set goals and collect results  from your events and
   activities.
>  Share your project ideas, efforts, and results
   at www.epa.gov/radon/nram/activities.html.
NATIONAL RADON  ACTION  MONTH
                            Activities
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 10 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 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 pages 26 and
28 of the Event Planning
Kit for tips on preparing
press releases and Op-Eds.
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 Web site and Event Planning Kit at:
www.epa.gov/radon/nram.
                                                                         Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

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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
   programs;
>  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
   worksites;
>  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.
The Web site includes:
>  A downloadable National Radon Action Month Event
   Planning Kit;
>  A national map for viewing brief descriptions of events;
>  Sample proclamations by government officials and other
   templates; and
>  Radon materials and other resources to help you plan
   events.
Contact your state radon program for help!
State Radon Offices

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Local-Toll
334-206-5391
907-474-7201
602-255-4845 x244
501-661-2301
91 6-449-5674
303-692-3420
860-509-7367
302-744-4546
202-535-2999
850-245-4288
404-651-5120
808-586-4700
208-334-5717
217-782-1325
317-233-7147
515-281-4928
785-296-1560
502-564-4856
318-676-7810
207-287-5676
215-814-2086
413-586-7525
517-335-8037
651-201-4601
601-987-6893
573-751-6160
406-841-5204
Toil-Free
800-582-1866
800-478-8324
800-462-0599
800-745-7326
800-846-3986

800-464-4357

800-543-8279
800-745-0037
800-445-8647
800-325-1245
800-272-9723
800-383-5992
800-693-5343
866-896-5337
800-232-0842
800-RADON95
800-723-6642
800-798-9050
800-626-7739
866-628-9891
800-546-0483

Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Guam
Local-Toll
402-471-0594
775-687-5394x275
603-271-4764
609-984-5425
505-827-1093
518-402-7556
919-571-4141
701-328-5188
614-644-2727
405-702-5162
971-673-0442
717-783-3594
787-274-7815
401-222-2438
803-898-3893
605-773-3151
615-687-7000
512-834-6773x2428
801-536-4250
802-865-7742
804-786-5932
360-236-3253
304-558-6772
608-267-4795
307-777-6015
671-475-1611
Toil-Free
800-334-9491

800-852-3345 x4674
800-648-0394
800-458-1158x27556

800-252-6325
800-523-4439

800-23RADON

800-768-0362
800-438-3367
800-232-1139
800-293-0753 x2428
800-458-0145
800-439-8550
800-468-0138
800-922-1255
888-569-7236
800-458-5847

 Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona            602-258-4822
 Navajo Nation                        928-871-7863
 Washoe Tribe of Nevada/California        775-265-8695
 Yerington Paiute Tribe                  775-463-7866
 Cherokee Nation                       918-453-5009
 EPA Headquarters
 Indoor Environments Division            202-343-9370
   EPA provides funding for some of the radon
   partners' activities. Further information about their
   radon activities is available at http://www.epa.gov/
   radon/rnlinks.html.

   Visit www.epa.gov/radon/nram for the most
   complete and recent information on National Radon
   Action Month.

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