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AARST American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists. Carolyn Allen President US EPA Region 8 Radon Stakeholders Meeting Salt Lake City, UT April 12, 2012. AARST Radon Professionals Saving Lives. AARST is about Quality Services to the Public. Mission Statement.

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Aarst american association of radon scientists and technologists
AARSTAmerican Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists

Carolyn Allen

President

US EPA Region 8 Radon Stakeholders Meeting

Salt Lake City, UT

April 12, 2012

AARST Radon Professionals Saving Lives


Aarst is about quality services to the public

AARST is aboutQuality Services to the Public


Mission statement
Mission Statement

"AARST" is a nonprofit, professional organization of members who are dedicated to the highest standard of excellence and ethical performance of radon measurement, mitigation and transfer of information for the benefit of members, consumers and the public at large."

AARST Radon Professionals Saving Lives


Highest industry standards
Highest Industry Standards

Health protection – Saving Lives

Radon Induced Lung Cancer Death Every 25 Minutes

Education

Legislation

Research

Networking for best solutions

Continuing education


Professional association
Professional Association

Radon Scientists

Technologists

Industry members

Measurement professionals

Mitigation professionals

Laboratories

Researchers


Who representation
WHO Representation

Two reps to World Health Organization meetings on radon

Reference level—2.7 pCi/L



Certification program

Certification Program

National Radon Proficiency Program

2400 Certified Radon Professionals

1500 Testers

840 Mitigation

60 Labs


Conferences
Conferences

24 International Radon Symposiums

Regional

Local

Information exchange with other professionals

Problem-solving with states & federal agencies


Standards consortia ansi accredited standards organization
Standards Consortia – ANSI Accredited Standards Organization

AARST/ANSI Completed Standard

Multi-family Measurement

AARST/ANSI Standards Underway

Homes Measurement

ANSI Mitigation

RRNC 2.0 (new construction: building code format)

Multi-family Mitigation

Schools and Large Buildings Measurement

Schools and Large Buildings Mitigation


Business aids tool kit
Business Aids – Tool Kit

Insurance

Contracts

Legal Aid

Standards

QA/QC Package

Marketing

NRPP Certification Program


Publications
Publications

Briefly Speaking

FY 2013 Budget Call to Action

Radon Reporter

International Radon Symposium Proceedings (Peer Reviewed)

Standards

Mitigation, Measurement, Multi-family


Ncsl representation
NCSL Representation

Meetings with the National Conference of State Legislators

Education of State Policy Makers

Legislation for

Health protection

Professional accreditation

Public awareness


Cooperative partnerships
Cooperative Partnerships

  • Cancer Survivors Against Radon (CanSAR)

  • American Lung Association

  • National Center for Healthy Housing

  • Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD)

  • US EPA


Federal radon action plan
Federal Radon Action Plan

Center for Disease Control (HHS)

General Services Administration

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Rural Services Administration

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Department of Energy

Builds off Secretary Chu’s pledge to “do no harm”

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Assistant Surgeon General

U.S. Department of Interior

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Healthy Homes

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


AARST – CRCPD – US EPA

Shared Goal

BY 2015, MITIGATE 10 MILLION HOMES

AND SAVE

6,500 LIVES ANNUALLY

AARST Radon Professionals Saving Lives


Benefits to the public
Benefits to the Public

Confidence of quality work

Up-to-date solutions

Best equipment and techniques

Most accurate information

Professional oversight


Last month

Last Month

Delegation in Washington DC spent Tuesday walking around Halls of Congress explaining impact of EPA proposed budget cuts on radon program outreach and education.

Physically met with or distributed information to over 75 Congressional Offices.


Aarst membership
AARST Membership

No Radon Professional Should be Without It.

Membership Applications available at

www.aarst.org


Contact information
Contact Information

Carolyn Allen

www.aarst.org

[email protected]

[email protected]

My Direct Tel: 888-580-9596


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