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Radon Toxicity
Sources of Additional Information

Course: CB/WB1585
CE Original Date: June 1, 2010
CE Renewal Date: June 1, 2012
CE Expiration Date: June 1, 2014
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Introduction

For more information on the adverse effects of radon, the treatment of radon-associated diseases, management of persons exposed to radon, and EPA guidance on testing and remediating dwelling structures, please refer to the following Web resources:

Radon Specific Information

Clinical Resources

  • American Cancer Society (ACS) http://www.cancer.org
  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) http://www.acoem.org
    • ACOEM is the nation's largest medical society dedicated to promoting the health of workers through preventive medicine, clinical care, research, and education.
    • ACOEM develops positions and policies on issues relevant to the practice of preventive medicine both within and outside of the workplace.
  • American College of Medical Toxicologists (ACMT) http://www.acmt.net
    • ACMT is a professional, nonprofit association of physicians with recognized expertise in medical toxicology.
    • Through a variety of activities, the college is dedicated to advancing the science and practice of medical toxicology.
  • Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics http://www.aoec.org
    • The Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) is a network of more than 60 clinics and more than 250 employees committed to improving the practice of occupational and environmental medicine through information sharing and collaborative research.
  • Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) http://www.pehsu.net
    • he Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units: A Network of Experts in Children’s Environmental Health.
    • PEHSUs are academically based, typically at university medical centers, and are located across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. These PEHSUs form a network capable of responding to requests for information throughout North America and offering advice on prevention, diagnosis, management, and treatment of environmentally related health effects in children.
    • PEHSUs work with health care professionals, parents, schools and community groups, community education and outreach, training health professionals, and, when needed, providing patient referral to specialty care.
  • American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPC) http://www.aapcc.org/DNN/
    • The AAPC may be contacted for questions about poisons, poisonings, and poison prevention at 1-800-222-1222. AAPC does not provide information about poisoning treatment or diagnosis.

General Environmental Health Information

Please refer to the following Web resources for general information on environmental health.

  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov
    • CDC works to protect public health and the safety of people by providing information to enhance health decisions.
    • CDC promotes health through partnerships with state health departments and other organizations.
    • CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease prevention and control strategies to improve the health of people in the United States.
  • National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/
    • NCEH works to prevent illness, disability, and death from interactions between people and the environment. NCEH is especially committed to safeguarding the health of populations uniquely vulnerable to certain environmental hazards: children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
    • NCEH seeks to achieve its mission through science, service, and leadership.
  • National Institute of Health (NIH) http://www.nih.gov
    • Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
    • NIH is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.
  • National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/
    • NIOSH is within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
    • NIOSH helps assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by providing research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health.
  • Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics http://www.aoec.org
    • The Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) is a network of more than 60 clinics and more than 250 employees.
    • It is committed to improving the practice of occupational and environmental medicine through information sharing and collaborative research.
  • Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) http://www.pehsu.net
    • The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units: a Network of Experts in Children’s Environmental Health.
    • PEHSUs are academically based, typically at university medical centers, and are located across the United States, Canada and Mexico. These PEHSUs form a network that is capable of responding to requests for information throughout North America and offering advice on prevention, diagnosis, management, and treatment of environmentally related health effects in children.
    • PEHSUs work with health care professionals, parents, schools and community groups, community education and outreach, training health professionals, and, when needed, provide patient referral to specialty care.
  • American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPC) http://www.aapcc.org/DNN/
    • o The AAPC may be contacted for questions about poisons, poisonings, and poison prevention at 1-800-222-1222. AAPC does not provide information about treatment or diagnosis of poisoning.
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