Communications Tools for Radon Awareness

After smoking, radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, resulting in approximately 20,000 deaths annually. Learn more about radon here.


National Radon Action Month
Established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Radon Action Month is held every January to increase awareness of radon, promote its testing, and address the risk of radon in homes. [url; EPA, 2019]

Lung Cancer Awareness Month
To raise awareness of the need for more research and better community awareness of this disease, the Lung Cancer Foundation of America has designated November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The LCFA encourages sharing breaking lung cancer research news, inspirational stories, and lung cancer researcher profiles. [url; LCFA]


The #1 Cancer Risk at Home
NCHH’s Rebecca Morley appeared on Dr. Oz in 2011 to talk about radon in the home. She provided tips on testing and remediating homes for radon. These videos are helpful resources when explaining the importance of testing homes for radon. [url; Dr. Oz, 2011]

CDC Radon Toolkit for Public Health Professionals
This toolkit provides public health officials with customizable materials to reach consumers, policymakers, clinicians, medical organizations, stakeholders, and media outlets. [url; CDC, 2017]

EPA Media Resources for Partners and Stakeholders
EPA provides tools and resources for radon media campaigns to be used by partners, stakeholders, collaborators, and advocates. [url; EPA, 2019]

EPA Special Radon Messages
Beyond the official Radon Action Month, EPA encourages advocates to promote radon awareness throughout the year and has crafted several holiday- and awareness day-related messages to help. [url; EPA, 2019]

Do you know of a great resource that no radon awareness communications toolkit should be without? Tell us about it! Send your suggestions to Amanda Reddy or Christopher Bloom.