Scientists and Investigators Cite Need for Radon Regulation to Prevent Lung Cancer- Call Current EPA Efforts Ineffective
A growing chorus of experts, including scientists testifying before the President's Cancer Panel, investigators at the U.S. EPA's Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and leading health organizations are urging the EPA Administrator to use regulatory authorities authorized by Congress to protec...
Saving Lives One Radon Inspection at a Time
Inspect-It 1st gets involved and offers inspection specials during National Radon
Cleveland, OH (PRWeb) January 20, 2009 -- January is National Radon
Awareness Month and according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), nearly 1 out of every 15 ho...
Radiation Victims to Rally In Washington - Demand Congressional Action to Protect Homebuyers; Organization Labels EPA's Radon Program a 'Deadly Failure'
Two radon-induced lung cancer survivors will be joined by two radon
widows at an upcoming National Safety Council Radon
Awards Ceremony at the National Press Club January 28th in Washington, DC. Co-sponsored by the U.S. EPA, the ceremony is part of National Radon
Action Month (NRAM) and will r...
Get Radon On Your Radar
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared January "National Radon
Action Month." In support of this nationwide call to action, First Alert is encouraging people across the country to get radon
on their radar screens and to proactively test their homes for this potentially ...
National Safety Council Names Winners of Radon Poster Contest
Held with U.S. EPA, National Contest Urges Young People to Promote Home
ITASCA, Ill., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety
Council has named the winners of its 2008 National Radon
conducted in partnership with the United States Environmental Protect...
PA DEP Secretary Announces Pennsylvania's Radon Poster Contest Winners
State Winners Enter National Competition to Raise Radon
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three Pennsylvania
students are advancing to national competition after winning the state's
radon poster contest, which is designed to raise awareness about this
Inexpensive Test Can Help Prevent Lung Cancer Caused By Radon
Gov. Rendell Proclaims January 'Radon Action Month'
HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using a simple, inexpensive test to detect radon
gas seeping into homes could help prevent lung cancer and save thousands of lives, Acting Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Jo...
Canadians Urged to Renovate Houses to Check Radon Gas Radiation
Exposed to radiation right inside your own home? That is a scary prospect indeed. Canadian health authorities have estimated that over 500,000 Canadians could be constantly exposed to radiation from radon
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive substance and byproduct of the decay of ...
WHO Steps Up To Create A Public Awareness About The Consequences Of Exposure To Radon Radon
is a chemically inert, naturally occurring radioactive gas// without odour, colour or taste. Radon
is a natural radioactive gas that emanates from the ground into the air. Radon
gas in the air is present worldwide, its concentration depending on the highly variable uranium content of the soil...
Health Physics Society 54th Annual Meeting
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Health effects of ionizing radiation
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CT dose assess... factors at Three Mile Island
Health effects of ionizing radiation
Predicting cancer risks from naturally occurr...
is a chemical element with symbol Rn and atomic number 86. Radon
is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, naturally occurring, radioactive noble gas that is formed from the decay of radium. It is one of the heaviest substances that remains a gas under normal... National Radon
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Major source of radon exposure overlooked at former Ohio uranium-processing plant
CINCINNATIUniversity of Cincinnati (UC) scientists say that a recent scientific study of a now-closed uranium processing plant near Cincinnati has identified a second, potentially more significant source of radon
exposure for former workers.
That sourcesix silos filled with uranium ore in the p...
Exposure to low levels of radon appears to reduce the risk of lung cancer, new study finds
WORCESTER, Mass. March 25, 2008 -- Exposure to levels of radon
gas typically found in 90 percent of American homes appears to reduce the risk of developing lung cancer by as much as 60 percent, according to a study published in the March 2008 issue of the journal Health Physics. The finding diffe...
Searching for pollution in the Caribbean
...ect in 2012, which will assess the effects of submarine groundwater discharge or waters coming from the continents on coastal pollution levels, using radon
and radium to detect the phenomenon.
Project experts agree that the network established through this project, and the collaboration as well as tech...
Radioactivity: Discover the lowest amounts with new methods
...nt can be adjusted and controlled. Analogue to the radon
reference chamber, Carnauba wax aerosol is used as...es, shall be measured analogously by measuring the radon
progenies after their separation by means of wire ...e present depth of 490 m. At its new location, the radon
activity concentration in air (about 60 Bq/m3) is ...
More sensitive radiology monitoring in the Basque Country
... this is due to the rainfall transporting components derived from chains of radon
(a radioactive gas) to the earth's surface. In her PhD she also describes the systems of equations she used to distinguish between concentrations of radon
due to natural causes and those caused by a radiological incident.