National Radon Action Month Resources and Materials
Other National Action Month Links
On this page:
- Radon Leaders Saving Lives Campaign
- Special Radon Messages
- Order Radon Publications
- Participate in the National Radon Poster Contest
- Contact Your State Radon Program for Help
- Collaborate with Experts from the Radon Professionals Speaker’s Bureau
- Radon Webinars
- National Radon Action Month Activities
Radon Leaders Saving Lives Campaign
RadonLeaders.org is an online learning and action network supporting the Radon Leaders Saving Lives Campaign hosted by the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, or CRCPD, with contributions from industry and EPA. RadonLeaders.org allows you to connect with other radon leaders through interactive tools and resources, such as the forums and online calendar.
Learn from your colleagues and share your own leadership story in the Radon Change Package, which features proven strategies for reducing radon risks.
Special Radon Messages
As you conduct radon outreach throughout the year, consider incorporating messages to test for radon, fix radon problems and build radon resistant homes with other environmental health messages and special events. The following are some examples of seasonal messages you can use at different times of the year:
- February – Protect Your Loved Ones. Test for Radon. (Valentine’s Day)
- April – Don’t Be Foolish. Test Your Home for Radon. (April Fool's Day)
- May/August – Breathe With Ease. Fix Your Home By Reducing Radon Gas. (Clean Air Month)
- June – Living Green is Healthier. Build Radon-Resistant Homes. (Home Safety Month)
- October – Protect Your Children From Radon. Test Your Home. (Children’s Health Month)
- November – Radon is the Leading Cause of Lung Cancer Among Non-Smokers. (Lung Cancer Awareness Month)
- December – Give the Gift of Health. Protect Loved Ones by Reducing Radon in Your Home. (Holiday Season)
Order Radon Publications and Materials
EPA has a wide range of free radon outreach materials available to help support your activities. You can choose from educational brochures, guidebooks, reports, a map of radon zones and other useful information. Many of these resources are available in English and Spanish.
Participate in the National Radon Poster Contest
This annual national poster contest is run by Kansas State University, in partnership with EPA. The Contest is for children ages 9 to 14 to encourage testing for homes for radon. Entries are accepted from February through November from students in the U.S. states, tribal nations and U.S. territories.
- For complete contest rules and information, visit the Kansas State Uuniversity National Radon Program Services ExitWebsite.
- To view posters from the 2007-2015 state and national winners, visit the Kansas State University National Radon Program Services Exit Website.
- Host an awards ceremony, school assembly or another special event to honor your state or local contest winners. A no-cost toolkit to help you plan and implement a local contest awards ceremony is available. Contact Bruce Sneed (Radon@ksu.edu) for more information.
Contact Your State Radon Program for Help
Your state radon program wants to work with you to help make your National Radon Action Month efforts a success. State radon programs can help you plan your activities or provide additional radon collateral such as giveaways.
Collaborate with Experts from the Radon Professionals Speaker's Bureau
Contact radon professionals from the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, Inc. (AARST) to speak at your event or field questions from the media. E-mail the AARST Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) with requests or contact experts from the following Speaker’s Bureau lists. Mention of trade names, products, or services does not convey official EPA approval, endorsement, or recommendation.Contact: the Radon Professionals Speaker’s Bureau. Exit
Learn from state radon programs that employed successful media outreach strategies, collaborated with key partners and conducted targeted outreach to increase the number of homes tested for radon in their states during National Radon Action Month.
November 21, 2008
Representatives of state radon programs in Missouri, Utah, Tennessee and New York described the steps they took to implement successful, innovative approaches to radon outreach during the 2008 National Radon Action Month. The speakers also revealed their bold new goals for January 2009. In addition, EPA’s new radon media campaign, Living Healthy and Green (Green Sox), was previewed.
Part II, October 17, 2007
National Radon Action Resources; Radon Media Placement and Buzz Strategy for 2008; State Radon Success Stories in Alabama, Illinois and Colorado
Part I, September 6, 2007
National Radon Action Resources; Media Outreach during an election year; Public Service Announcement campaign featuring builder Fuad Reveiz and radon-resistant new construction; Status of the National Safety Council’s 2008 National Radon Poster Contest; How the Professional Community Can Get the Radon Story Out
How Illinois Got 10K Radon Tests and a Pending Real Estate Law: Using Data to Grab Public Attention and Increase Action - April 2007
Implementing Radon Resistant New Construction (RRNC) Programs & Establishing RRNC Building Codes - June 2007
National Radon Action Month Activities
Every year, radon champions like you coordinate activities and events that inspire others to take action themselves during future National Radon Action Months.
Visit the National Radon Action Month Activities to view success stories, newsletters and other valuable and inspiring information from past National Radon Action Months to help you gear up for January.