The Federal Radon Action Plan presents a strategy for launching a transformation in public attitudes and behavior towards radon risk in the United States. Key state, industry and nonprofit sector allies stand ready to build on the federal strategy to create and sustain a national radon risk reduction campaign. The national campaign will increase public understanding of the risk; advance effective national, state and local radon policy; promote testing, mitigation and radon-resistant construction as standard practice in green building, real estate and construction industries; and deliver financing and other incentives to help homeowners mitigate high radon levels. This national radon effort — led jointly by the federal government and key national partners — will fundamentally change home builder, buyer and owner expectations and behavior, to promote testing in all American homes and mitigation of high radon levels wherever they are found. According to Wisconsin Accredited Radon Mitigation Specialist, Dan Tompkins: "Fixing a radon problem is not difficult or expensive. I can have a radon mitigation system installed, up, and running in less than a day." Dan's firm, Air Quality Control Agency Inc. installs over 10,000 of these systems each year throughout North America.
Reducing risks posed by radon can be implemented as part of a holistic approach to reduce the overall risk of lung cancer in the home. Since the lung cancer risk from high levels of radon is high for everyone, all people, whether they smoke or not, should test for and mitigate high levels of radon in their homes. In addition to reducing radon levels, smokers should quit smoking and families should establish household rules against smoking tobacco products in the home. This comprehensive approach can reduce risks from lung cancer and other diseases as well as the synergistic risk from active smoking and radon exposure. Testing for and mitigating high levels of radon, quitting smoking, and eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke are the best ways to reduce the overall risk of lung cancer. Learn more at http://www.RadonMitigation.us
Federal agencies, departments, offices and programs must respond to Presidential and Congressional calls to address public health risks and preventable illness. By extending the reach, scope and impact of existing programs, the federal government can immediately reduce lung cancer risk for occupants in the homes, schools and daycare facilities the government owns, manages and administers;
The federal approach to radon takes advantage of the government’s unique ability to lead through demonstration, leverage programs across agencies to maximize their benefits, and use the broad visibility of government action to drive public understanding and focus public activity. "This plan of action will save the lives of thousands of Americans," states Ben Ingalls, a radon mitigation specialist from Denver, Colorado. To learn more about Federal Radon Awareness Week, visit http://www.RadonWeek.org or call 1-800-NO-RADON (800-667-2366.)
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