DENVER, CO | February 7, 2023
Children ages 9-14 were eligible to participate in the poster contest and high school students were eligible to participate in the video contest to promote radon awareness.
The 2022 poster winners and their prizes include:
- 1st place – Luciana L. – O’Malley Elementary, Alaska, $1,000
- 2nd place – Ellie D. – Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School, Iowa, $300
- 3rd place – Elia J. – Stargate Charter School, Colorado, $200
- 1st place – Aiden B. – North Oldham High School, Kentucky, $1,000
"For over a decade, the poster and video contest has served as a way to bring information and raise awareness of radon and its adverse health effects to teachers, students, families, and communities," said Joshua Kerber, M.S., Chair of the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors’ committee on radon. The United States Environmental Protection Agency recommends that all homes with radon levels at or equal to 4 picocuries per liter take action and install a radon mitigation system.
The Lung Association and the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors reviewed and coordinated the selection of the national winners from the states who submitted their top winners from the state poster and video contests this year. The Lung Association and the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors congratulate all the students who participated from all over the country.
Radon is a naturally occurring, colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas formed by the breakdown of uranium in the soil. Radon gas is found in all 50 states and may enter a home through cracks and other openings in the home and can build up to dangerous levels. Radon is only detectable by performing a home test.
For more information on the poster and video contest please contact your state radon program. For questions about radon or to test your home, visit Lung.org/radon or contact the Lung Association at 1-800-325-1245.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Platinum-Level GuideStar Member, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org. To support the work of the American Lung Association, find a local event at Lung.org/events.
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