Iowa Student Places 2nd in National Poster Contest

Lung Association Announces National Student Winners of Annual Radon Poster, Video Contest Image of poster available upon request
Today, the American Lung Association and the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors announced the winners of the 2022 National Radon Poster and Video Contest. The contest is held each year across the nation to raise awareness of radon gas, the second-leading cause of lung cancer.
 
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
The 2022 video winner and their prize include:
  • 1st place – Aiden B. – North Oldham High School, Kentucky, $1,000
"Radon causes 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year. These deaths are preventable, and there is an urgent need to raise awareness of the simple steps that can be taken to reduce radon exposure," said Harold Wimmer, National President and CEO of the Lung Association. "The Lung Association is proud of its efforts to raise awareness of radon gas, including engaging communities through the 2022 National Radon Poster and Video Contest."
 
"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.
 
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