RADON HEALTH EFFECTS, SOURCES, MEASUREMENT METHODS AND TESTING PROTOCOLS
Wed., 1/15, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Radon is classified as class A carcinogen and the second leading cause of cancer in the U.S. More than 21,000 Americans die annually from lung cancer due to indoor radon exposure. By educating and training home inspectors about radon, they become more confident and motivated to add radon testing in their business. In a two-hour lecture students are familiarized with radon health effects, their sources, measurements and testing protocols.
Andreas George has 48 years of experience in radon research, measurement, and instrument development; in training home inspectors, radon professionals, engineers and environmentalists. He worked for the City of New York, Office of Radiation Control, the US Atomic Energy Commission and the US Dept. of Energy. He authored and published more than 98 scientific papers with the majority on radon. At present, he teaches the radon courses at RTCA and in different states and prepares individuals to be certified as radon measurement technicians or specialists. He is a certified Radon Specialist with AARST and NRSB. He is also a Fellow member of the Health Physics Society.