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Radon Information for Health Care Practitioners

While smoking remains the number one cause of lung cancer, radon presents a significant second risk factor. That is why, in addition to encouraging patients to stop smoking, physicians may wish to inquire about and encourage patients to test for radon levels in their homes. Physicians are in a unique position to play a vital role in informing the public about the common and serious risk of radon. The following are resources recommended for physicians and other members of the health care community:

  •  Featured Videos

    Breathing Easier: An Informational Radon Video for Physicians. Presented by the Iowa Cancer Consortium 

    Preventing Lung Cancer: Radon and Health Care Providers.  A recorded webinar with Dr. Bill Field.

    Breathing Easier - Iowa Cancer Consortium This website is an incredible resource for Health Care Practitioners and includes videos, brochure templates, and a curated list of research and published articles.

  •  Radon Toxicity Case Study - Archived course on radon from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's Case Studies in Environmental Medicine Program. 

  • The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest Physician's Guide - A guide for communicating the health risk of radon.

  • USEPA Physician's Guide to Radon - This page discusses the health risk of radon, risk modeling, and relevant research articles.

  • A Letter to Physicians, presented by Cancer Survivors Against Radon (CanSAR) - A letter from Gail Orcutt, radon-induced lung cancer survivor.

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