Welcome to the Radon portion of CRCPD.org. Our website includes links to Radon related publications, organizations and individuals trying to make a difference by educating the public about this radiation hazard.
What is Radon?
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that emanates from the soil worldwide. It can concentrate in the home, and if breathed for a prolonged period of time, can cause lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths.
Who's making a difference?
CRCPD is working in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the American Association of Radon Scientists & Technologists (AARST) to help reduce the public's exposure to radon. For more, go to the "Radon Leaders Saving Lives" web portal.
(Courtesy of the "RadonLeaders" Newsletter) Congratulations to the 2017 Radon Poster Contest Winners!
As part of National Radon Action Month, the American Lung Association and CRCPD have partnered, with support from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, to announce the winners of the 2017 National Radon Poster Contest.
The contest is held each year across the nation to raise awareness of the dangers of radon gas. Children ages 9–14 were eligible to participate in the contest to promote radon awareness.
| 1st Place - Florida
|| 2nd Place - Nevada
|| 3rd Place - Colorado
Radon Contact Map
||Find the Radon Contact for your state using our Radon Contact Map. Just click on the marker for your state.