5151.0 Radon: Awareness and health impacts

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
As the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., and contributing to about 20,000 deaths annually, radon exposure is an important public health concern. Attendance at this session will allow participants an opportunity to develop a broad understanding of radon exposure and its implications to health. Presenters will discuss topics such as risk factors, geographic characteristics, heath impacts and prevention/awareness strategies.
Session Objectives: 1.Describe a range of risk factors and geographic characteristics associated with radon exposure. 2.Discuss a strategy for promoting residential radon testing and increasing homeowner awareness. 3.Explain use of geocoding to determine association between radon exposure and cleft deformities.
Justin Gerding, BS, MPH
Justin Gerding, BS, MPH

Relationship between radon exposure and lung cancer prevalence in selected counties in Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas
Nour Abdo, MPH, BVMS, CHES, Ashley Graboski-Bauer, MPH, CHES and Ruja Abdo, MVetSci, MPH, BVMS
Cleft lip/ cleft palate births and radioactivity in water sources in Harris County, Texas
Nour Abdo, MPH, BVMS, CHES, Ruja Abdo, MVetSci, MPH, BVMS, Ashley Graboski-Bauer, MPH, CHES, Irina Cech, Keith Burau and Shadi Al Khatib
Building a radon-free environment: A test your home and win contest
Sarah Kercsmar, PhD, Jennifer Mason, AAS, Sarah Adkins, MS, Susan Westneat, MA, Mary Kay Rayens, PhD, Heather Robertson, MPA and Ellen Hahn, DNS, RN

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Organized by: Environment

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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