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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.


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