Vol. 8 No. 2 February 2022

News and Events For the Radon Professional

AARST Announces the Radon Report Card

AARST has launched the Radon Report Card, a tool for viewing, by state, the latest available data on radon-induced lung cancer risk and current state policies that help reduce risk. The Radon Report Card will assist consumers, policymakers, public health advocates, soil gas professionals, radon programs, researchers, and other health and housing stakeholders in accomplishing expanded and improved efforts to stop radon in the nation’s homes, schools, and other buildings. READ MORE

American Radon Policy Campaign

The ARPC is AARST’s program to raise funds to support federal and state policy that advances radon risk reduction. The program ensures continuity of federal funding and enacting protective state policy require that someone lobby legislators to introduce and pass legislation. Often, this requires the services of a professional lobbyist who represents the radon industry. ARPC Advertisers have supported lobbying work on Capitol Hill in Washington DC for almost a decade; these efforts helped open doors to new federal policy while delivering $70 million for SIRG. Now and in the future, ARPC funds will also support AARST Chapter lobbying work at the state level. Read about the good work this program has enabled for over a decade. MORE

Call for Presentation Abstracts for
AARST Symposium 2022

Call For Presentation Abstracts is Now Open for the 36th Annual AARST International Radon and Vapor Intrusion Symposium October 24-26, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, Washington. AARST is accepting for consideration, abstracts from members of the scientific, medical, educational, housing, business, policy, and advocacy communities to share new and innovative technology, research findings, business and financial strategies, policy updates, and other topics that will educate radon and chemical vapor intrusion professionals and other stakeholders. This Call includes pre-symposium courses offered by private trainers.  MORE

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NRAP Leadership Council Launches NRAP | 2021–25

After 5 years in partnership, the NRAP Leadership Council continues to collaborate, sharing ideas about how best to move critical, life-saving radon action forward. This multisector group shares the work—each member organization leading in its area of knowledge, responsibility and capacity—to advance four related priorities that they all share for saving lives from radon. MORE

Education Opportunities

February is a short month but is CHOCK FULL of opportunities for educational courses! Some even in person.
Tips to stay in the know:

  • Confirm a course you plan on attending is NRPP-approved, ask the provider for the course ID Number and look it up.
  • The Radon Events Google calander also features some training courses. Click the blue + on our calendar to add it to your personal Google Calendar.
  • Educators often advertise in Rn Biz and on the NRPP and AARST websites as well as send out regular emails. Have a favorite trainer? Get on their mailing list.

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2022 Member Appreciation

May is AARST Member Appreciation Month We are celebrating YOU all month long! Thank you for being part of our community! AARST Members are the core of everything we do,and that’s why we are devoting the entire month of May to show appreciation for our members.We are...

Mitigation Compliance Inspections – Perfect for Home Inspectors

Last October, the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) implemented a new certification of special interest to home inspectors: Soil Gas Mitigation Compliance Inspector (SGM-CI). The role of this inspection is to verify whether an installed radon mitigation system...

Federal Appropriations: News from Capitol Hill

Congress reached an agreement to fund the federal government in March, a scant six months into the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022. Highlights: EPA’s State Indoor Radon Grant (SIRG) program will receive another $500,000 during FY 22 to bring the total to...

Legislative Victories

Legislative Victory: School Testing and Mitigation Required in Iowa The Gail Orcutt School Radon Safety Act passed the Iowa Senate unanimously this past Tuesday, and the Iowa House by an overwhelming majority on March 7. It awaits the signature of Iowa Governor Kim...

National Radon Action Plan 2021-25

(Excerpts from the The National Radon Action Plan 2021–2025 Document.)After 5 years in partnership, the NRAP Leadership Council continues to collaborate, sharing ideas about how best to move critical, life-saving radon action forward. This multisector group shares the...

AARST Releases 2022 Radon Report Card

The American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) has launched the Radon Report Card, a tool for viewing, by state, the latest available data on radon-induced lung cancer risk and current state policies that help reduce risk. The Radon Report Card...

ARPC 2022 Drive

What is the ARPC? ARPC is the American Radon Policy Campaign, which is AARST’s program to raise funds to support federal and state policy that advances radon risk reduction. Why does AARST need to raise ARPC funds every year? So many reasons:• Efforts have been made...

Call for Presentation Abstracts 2022

Call For Presentation Abstracts is Now Open for the 36th Annual AARST International Radon and Vapor Intrusion Symposium on October 24-26, 2022 taking place at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, Washington. Your knowledge and experience are very important to us! For over...

HUD’s Climate Action Plan Addresses Radon Policy

HUD has committed to minimize residential radon exposure by developing policy across programs and providing guidance and technical assistance to HUD program partners. According to the plan  (released November 17), HUD will develop a simple departmental radon policy...

Are Your Mitigation Labels Compliant with AARST Standards?

If you are using off-the-shelf mitigation system labels, chances are they are not compliant with the updated ANSI-AARST mitigation standard (SGM-SF-2017). An AARST staff review of labels from five different suppliers found them missing key information. We all know...

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Welcome to Our Newest
 AARST Members!

A. Layne Gebers (TN), Anthony Lapov (SD), Brigitta Gruenberg (ID), Carolee Cooper (ID), Cory Schold (NE), Danny Hammock (ID), Dustin W Arbuckle (IN), Emmanuel Ortiz (TX), Greg McGaha (KY), Harpreet Chohan (CA), Jeff Masse (NY), Jeremy Peck (WV), Jim Williamson (NY), Mary McBride (CO), Matthew Shaw (PA), Michael FitzPatrick (CT), P. Cayr Curtis (UT), Roger Hart (RI), Russell Redner (NY)

Welcome to Our Newest
NRPP Certified Professionals!

Alex P Rayfield (VA), Alexander Luette (TX), Amber Mugford (CT), Amy E Frick (VA), Anthony Lapov (SD), Ashia Lauer (IL), Brad Callister (UT), Brandon C Rutter (VA), Brandon Queen (NC), Bruce Jones (VA), Chandler Bernklau (WI), Christian L Zoumadakis (UT), Christopher E Lane (MA), Curry Jett Meier (CO), David Hafer (VA), Deise Rezende (MD), Derik Pomaville (WA), Devin Brock (MA), Eric Anderson (VA), Eric Mueller (NH), Gary Richey (ID), Ian Graham (CO), Jared McAfee (UT), Jasmine Satorre (NJ), John Deslauriers (VA), John G Manias (MN), Jonathan Garrett (IN), Karen S Chantharath (CA), Lee R Gonzalez (CO), Margaret Forgy (GA), Matthew R Sedia (KY), Michael S Waller (NY), Paul Cassens (VA), Russell Redner (NY), Spero G Zervos (AL), Stephen Long (VA), Susie Hudson (SD), Timothy Hendren (KY), Todd R Passmore (PA), Victor Matibag (CO)

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