Gloria Linnertz

At Illinois Emergency Management Agencies' Seventh Annual Radon Networking Day in Springfield, IL, on January 11, 2010, Cal Murphy made a presentation reporting the success of the Southern Illinois Radon Awareness Task Force's Awareness Initiative. In partnership with IEMA and the American Lung Association-UM, 1,000 radon test kits were offered free to the residents of a ten countywide area in Southern Illinois. The ten homes with the highest radon levels were mitigated free of charge. The materials were supplied by American Lung Association of the Upper MidWest, and the homes were tested and mitigated without charge by Southern Illinois Radon…

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We at CanSAR and Southern Illinois Radon Awareness Task Force are so grateful for the releases and milestones concerning radon this year, and we look forward to more action against radon in the new year. Saving lives and preventing radon-induced lung cancer is what it is all about. Below is a copy of “Briefly Speaking” by Bill Angell.. The last 12 Months have been a big year in radon science and policy statements coming out of various organizations around the world. Last December we began the countdown with reports from such eminent researchers as William Field, Ph.D. and Dr. Susan…

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Today I had the wonderful opportunity to return to the classroom and give a presentation to nursing students at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. I was so grateful to be there and see those young faces; I had forgotten what a comfortable feeling it is. They were so attentive; first I spoke, then showed the video “Radon is Real”, and then gave a power point presentation. At the end, three lovely young students came to me and said they decided they would make their upcoming project on radon. That certainly capped the great experience and made my day.

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