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Radon Awareness Week - National and State-Level Radon Risk Reduction Initiatives
Join us Wednesday, January 25, 2023, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. for an engaging webinar titled, Radon Awareness Week: National and State-Level Radon Risk Reduction Initiatives.

Radon is the leading environmental cause of cancer and the second leading cause of lung cancer overall in the United States. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that radon causes 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year. Radon is a radioactive gas naturally produced in the outdoor environment at very low levels. However, radon can build up in the air inside buildings and homes if it gets trapped inside. Breathing in these increased levels of radon over time can cause lung cancer. In recent decades, as smoking rates have declined, and environmental health concerns gain traction, national and state policies and initiatives have evolved to reduce the public health impact of radon.

This EH Nexus webinar hosted during for CDC’s Radon Awareness Week (January 23-27), features two speakers representing national and state-level radon risk reduction initiatives:

Katherine Pruitt, National Senior Director of Policy at the American Lung Association and convenor of the National Radon Action Plan (NRAP) Leadership Council will present on these topics:
- Background information on the National Radon Action Plan Leadership Council and the evolution of the National Radon Action Plan.
- An overview of NRAP 2021-2025’s goals, strategy, and progress.

Jessica Maloney, Indoor Air and Radon Program Manager for the Wisconsin Department of Health will discuss these topics:
- Wisconsin’s new radon testing and mitigation requirements for state-licensed childcare centers
- Wisconsin tribes addressing radon reduction statewide – an overview of radon initiatives recently implemented among indigenous communities.

Closed captioning will be available.

Jan 25, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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