EH Nexus Webinar for Radon Awareness Week 2022

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Radon is estimated to cause around 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States per year and is the second leading cause of lung cancer according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The good news is that exposures to high levels of radon are preventable.

EH Nexus hosted this webinar on radon to kick off CDC’s 2022 Radon Awareness Week, observed on January 24-28.

During this EH Nexus webinar, you will learn about radon, how it can impact your health, and what individuals, communities, and healthcare providers can do to prevent lung cancer from radon. The webinar opens with a video testimonial of a radon-associated lung cancer survivor and her surgeon.

Subject matter experts, Dr. Adela Salame-Alfie from CDC’s Radiation Studies Section, Dr. Thomas Golden from CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, and Dr. Bill Field from the University of Iowa and author of the new guide for healthcare providers, highlighted the following topics:
• Basic information on radon and how to test for and reduce radon in your home.
• The combined risk of radon and cigarette smoking, including second-hand smoke.
• A deep dive into data and guidance for healthcare providers.

This special webinar broadcasted on Monday, January 24, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET via Zoom.


Adela Salame-Alfie, Ph.D.
Senior Service Fellow
Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice
Radiation Studies Section
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Thomas Michael Golden, M.D., M.P.H.
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer
Office of the Director
Office on Smoking and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Bill Field, Ph.D., M.S.
Department of Occupational and Environmental Health
Department of EpidemiologyCollege of Public Health
The University of Iowa

Page last reviewed: January 24, 2022