The Radon Fundamentals course has been developed to provide tribes with, an introduction to the mechanics of radon, examples of how tribes are addressing radon, and possible funding opportunities. This course does not provide radon certification.
The presentations in this course were originally developed as webinars in February and March 2016 in collaboration with US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 Tribal Indoor Air Quality and Health Network and staff from Spokane Tribe Department of Natural Resources, Navajo Nation EPA, Taos Pueblo Tribal Housing Office, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This online course is equivalent to 0.7 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately seven hours of total learning time. CEUs are earned by completing each of the following course requirements:
- View ten videos (10-15 minutes average length)
- Post to five discussion forums (two include activities)
- Two assignments
- Three quizzes
- One reflective writing
- One final exam
- One evaluation
After completing this online course, participants will be able to:
- Explain what radon is.
- Describe the potential health effects from exposure to radon.
- Describe how radon enters a home.
- Recognize which radon mitigation systems are effective for different types of building structures.
- Locate different types of testing devices available for testing indoor radon levels.
- Locate additional training that will enable tribal staff to become certified in radon testing and mitigate radon.
- Initiate the development of a tribal radon program.
- Locate funding sources for radon testing and mitigation.
Mansel Nelson, Senior Program Coordinator, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
Nolan Hoskie, Radon Specialist, Navajo Nation EPA
Twa-le Abrahamson-Swan, Air Quality Program Manager, Spokane Tribe
Terron Chischilly, Radon Specialist, Navajo Nation EPA
Ryder Freed, Air Radiation Program Coordinator, US EPA Region 9
Jed Harrison, Former Director of the EPA Radiation and Indoor Environments National Lab and Former Sr. Tribal Advisor for the EPA Office of Radiation and Indoor Air
Daniel V. Suazo, Construction Projects Manager, Tribal Housing Office, Taos Pueblo
Sarah Olsen, Grants Management, US Department of HUD
Rich Seifert, Professor Emeritus, University of Alaska Fairbanks