ERIC Number: ED314233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Citizen's Guide to Radon. What It Is and What To Do about It.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.; Centers for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are concerned about the increased risk of developing lung cancer faced by persons exposed to above-average levels of radon in their homes. The purpose of this pamphlet is to help readers to understand the radon problem and decide if they need to take action to reduce radon levels in their homes. Topics discussed include: (1) what radon is; (2) why radon is a problem; (3) how radon gets into a home; (4) how to detect radon; (5) evaluating radon risk; (6) how to take action; and (7) how to reduce radon risk. (CW)
Descriptors: Cancer, Disease Control, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Hazardous Materials, Health Education, Radiation Effects, Science and Society
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.; Centers for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.