What Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs Can Do About Radon
CDC’s National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP) helps prevent and control cancer in the United States by supporting states’ efforts to—
- Develop data-driven cancer control plans.
- Establish and convene statewide cancer-fighting coalitions.
- Implement and evaluate a state cancer control plan.
The NCCCP recognizes the importance of policies and activities that reduce exposure to cancer-causing agents to prevent people from getting cancer. A state’s comprehensive cancer control plan can align the priorities, goals, and activities of cancer coalitions with practices that reduce radon exposure and the risk of radon-induced lung cancer. Twenty-seven state cancer control plans include activities to reduce radon exposure.
Policy Resources for Residential Radon
- Radon (National Conference of State Legislatures)
Contains links to state radon statutes, legislation, and resources for policy makers.
- Radon Publications (Environmental Law Institute)
Tracks state radon laws.
- Model Public Policies That Will Reduce Radon's Risk (American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists)
Compiles actual and model radon-related policies.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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