The Radon links listed below have some of the most important information about radon and are the best radon resources available on the net.
NEW MEXICO RADON PROGRAM
|State Radon Program||New Mexico Environment Department, Radiation Control Bureau 525 Camino de los Marquez, Suite 1, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505|
|Program Website||State Radon Website|
|State Radon Contact||Michael A. Taylor|
|State Radon Resources||New Mexico Environment Department|
EPA Radon Publications for Homeowners:
- Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon
- A Citizen's Guide to Radon
- Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction
OFFICIAL REPORTS ON RADON
Residential Radon and Lung Cancer Case-Control Study
The latest and largest-ever epidemiological study on the risks of residential radon. At the EPA “action level” (4 pCi/L), the lung cancer risk to women increases by 50%. U of Iowa (May, 2000)
Health Effects of Exposure to Radon: BEIR VI (1999)
Summary of the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation VI Report. The National Academy of Sciences (1998)
BEIR VI - Executive Summary
An update on the health risks of indoor radon in drinking water and air. The National Academy of Sciences (1999)
State Radon Contacts Some states have their own radon program and they keep a list of individuals and companies that provide radon measurement and mitigation services that are not included on any of the above national list. States with some form of radon certification include: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
Some also offer help in the form of free or very low cost test devices. Be sure to check with your's to make sure you don't miss out on these taxpayer supported programs.
AARST Website The American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) is a nonprofit, professional organization of members who are dedicated to the highest standard of excellence and ethical performance of radon measurement, mitigation and transfer of information for the benefit of members, consumers and the public at large.
FROM THE CDC
MORE INFORMATIVE RADON LINKS
SOS Radon – National Radon Program Services site This site has additional radon testing information and links. They also operate the US EPA’s 800-SOS-RADON Hot-line.
The National Institutes of Health Q & A on Radon & Cancer This page answers the most common questions about radon gas exposure and cancer.
Periodic Table: Radon This site contains information very helpful for students looking for elemental facts about radon such as the atomic structure, a sketch of the electron configuration, a list of several radon isotopes and more.
Radioactive Decay Chart An easy to read chart showing the decay chain from uranium to non-radioactive lead.
RADON – From Wikipedia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Read about radon’s physical and atomic properties, characteristics, applications, history, occurrence, and more.
A good starting point for high school research projects.
The Radiation Information Network This site is an excellent source of information about all types of radiation. It covers the most basic concepts explaining radioactive transformation and provides answers to some of your most complex questions.
The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Their web site provides practical health care information, research findings, and data to help consumers, health providers, health insurers, researchers, and policymakers make informed decisions about health care issues.
The National Science Foundation Their web site is loaded with other types of scientific information that may be useful to students, faculty, and other interested parties.
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