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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 Awareness Month. 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 Safety ITASCA, Ill., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council has named the winners of its 2008 National Radon Poster Contest, 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 Awareness 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 potentially...

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 gas. 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

...posure of the U.S. population Health effects of ionizing radiation Indoor radon risk Wednesday morning 1. Medical health physics CT dose assess... factors at Three Mile Island Health effects of ionizing radiation Indoor radon risk MORE HIGHLIGHTS Predicting cancer risks from naturally occurr...
Radon in Medical Technology

GSK Receives Approval for HYCAMTIN(R) (topotecan) Capsules for the Treatment of Relapsed Small Cell Lung Cancer

...ments, patients may relapse. SCLC is most common in current or past smokers, but can also be caused by environmental risk factors such as exposure to radon and air pollution. About 15% of patients with lung cancer have SCLC, a fast-growing form of the disease. About HYCAMTIN(R) Capsules HYCAMTIN capsule...
Radon in Medical Dictionary

Radon

Radon 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 Action Mon...

Inspection

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Radon in Biological News

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. In c...
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