Radon Awareness Outreach Program
The Radon Division conducts an aggressive outreach program which is
primarily funded through an EPA State Indoor Radon Grant which is applied for and managed
by the Division.
These activities include but are not limited to the following:
- Newborn Program. This program assists
parents of newly born infants to identify and address potential levels of
elevated radon gas in their homes. This program was set up in 1994. Currently
over 80 hospitals participate in the program. The hospitals dispense an information
packet that informs parents about the health hazards associated with elevated
levels of radon, and contains a coupon for a free radon test kit. Approximately
one third of the test results are in excess of the EPA recommended action
level of 4 pCi/L.
- Development of courses for builders, local government
officials, teachers, school district maintenance and administrative personnel, and
- Development and distribution of public service announcements