Vol. 8 No. 1 January 2022

News and Events For the Radon Professional

ANNUAL NRAM EDITION

Do You NRAM?

Then NRAM With AARST!

January is National Radon Action Month and AARST would like to help you participate by providing radon awareness resources.

Visit the AARST NRAM resource page for ideas and downloadable items to share with your community to #ProtectAgainstRadon. Multi-language resources are available. New this year– More social media posts, a printable postcard and door hangers! MORE

Make NRAM an Official Month

in Your Community

NRAM Proclamations are a way to connect with your local officials to proclaim January is National Radon Action Month.

Need instructions? Download this Instruction sheet with templates to personalize your requests. When you get a proclamation, please share it with AARST; we will spread the word of your success on our Social Media platforms. DOWNLOAD TEMPLATE

NRAM Postcards and

Doorhangers

Add your company logo and contact information to the postcard and mail to your community. DOWNLOAD POSTCARD

Leave a doorknob hanger on your customer’s doors or use it to canvas a neighborhood. A simple but effective way to spread the word. Staple your business card or have your printer add your logo and contact info to the gray area.
DOWNLOAD DOORKNOB HANGER         DESCARGA LA VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL

NRAM Social Media

Campaign and Resources

Use the social media posts on your preferred social media platforms, pre-made for ease of sharing!

Two ways to download:

More NRAM Resources and Activites

From our NRAM Partners

Check out what our NRAM partners have in store for the month.
Visit the NRAM web resources for the Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control, and American Lung Association.

EPA- https://www.epa.gov/radon/national-radon-action-month-information

CDC- https://www.cdc.gov/radon/awareness.html

ALA- http://lung.org/radon

 

Tribal Air Resource Journal,

Volume 13 

The Tribes in EPA Region 5 have compiled this Journal since 2008 to promote their air achievements and share obstacles encountered in their Tribal communities and air resources. In this Journal, each EPA Region 5 Tribe has laid out a one-page summary on those issues.
Each Tribal entry reflects the unique nature of Tribes in Region 5 and the different issues, priorities, size of departments, and funding concerns faced by each. The overall goal of the Journal is to inform and communicate potential partnerships as well as leverage resources for Region 5 Tribes now and into the future.

NATIONWIDE RADON WEBINAR

FOR REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS

Date: January 19, 2022
Time: 3PM-4PM ET/2PM-3PM CT
Cost: FREE

For Real Estate Professionals
Join the American Lung Association for a potentially life-saving webinar about the hazards of radon gas, the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US. You’ll learn about the health concerns related to radon, what steps to take to measure and mitigate radon levels, and how to address this important topic during real estate transactions. Register online now to save your spot! FLYER

For questions contact Tiffany Belser at tiffany.belser@lung.org.

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AARST Members!

Andrew J Morrison (CT), Benjamin M Kunkle (VA), Christopher Melton (MN), Cody Nish (WY), David Powell (IN), George Bundren (NC), Gordon Gillespie (ON), Jacob Bower (PA), Judson W Faust (KY), Lamita Hulsey (TX), Lynne Clement (NH), Maggie Forgy (GA), Mark Harding (OR), Melania MacDonald (TX), Nicholas B Crawford (OH), Samuel DeLiso (OR)

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NRPP Certified Professionals!

Aarmond J Proctor (CO), Alexander J Yelle (RI), Andrew G Wilson (NC), Andrew J Morrison (CT), Benjamin M Kunkle (VA), Calen Rubin (MA), D. Travis Crickenberger (UT), Daniel C Black (TN), Daniel J Ziobro (RI), Daniel T Reinschmidt (CO), Elizabeth Teague (MA), Erik Foley (VA), Garland H Moore (VA), Grant Meadows (WI), Heather E Hatherly (MA), Heather M Astwood (MD), Jeffrey D’Arrigo (RI), Jeremy C Talbott (VA), Jerry Cox (NC), Joe Yaskoweak (CO), Khanrad J Wilson (IN), Lacy N Reyna (RI), Lauren A Kaija (ME), Luke D Loomis (NY), Rachel Braun (CA), Robert Young (CO), Steve W Cartwright (PA), Timothy J Rubash (MN), Troy Abeyta (CO)