View R9 Tribal IAQ & Health Network 1/22/18 Announcements

R9 Tribal IAQ & Health Network

……….……..……Announcements – 1/22/18..…………..….….….

Attached: Renter’s Healthy Home Checklist 2017-2018 Calendar by Tribal Healthy Homes Network

  1. Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) resources on marijuana
  2. Tomorrow – Webinar— Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes: Report Release on Tuesday, January 23 at 8am Pacific Time
  3. Webinar – Radon Protections in New Homes on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10am Pacific Time
  4. Don’t Mess with Mercury – A mercury spill initiative for schools from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

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To join or leave the R9 Tribal IAQ & Health Network, please e-mail me at pathak.priyanka@epa.gov. You do not have to be in Region 9 to be added to the listserv – anyone can join. If you would like to share announcements with this group, send it my way too!

-Priyanka  

(Region 9 Federal Tribal Affairs Committee is copied.)

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Priyanka Pathak, MPH |
pathak.priyanka@epa.gov | (415) 972-3576 | Air Toxics, Radiation, and Indoor Air Office
US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, home to 50 million people in Arizona, California, Hawai’i, Nevada, the
Pacific Islands, and 148 tribal nations.
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  1. Renter’s Healthy Home Checklist 2017-2018 Calendar by Tribal Healthy Homes Network – Attached

 

  1. Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) resources on marijuana

 

https://www.pehsu.net/cgi/page.cgi/_search.html?searchterm=marijuana

 

  1. This Tuesday, January 23:

Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes: Report Release


On January 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM ET, six members from the Committee on the Review of the Health Effects of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) will present via webinar the findings of its report on public health consequences of e-cigarettes, which will be available online at the same time.

The committee was convened to evaluate the available evidence of health effects related to the use of e-cigarettes/ENDS and identify future federally funded research needs. The committee will present on specifics of the report, including the role of e-cigarettes in smoking initiation and cessation, short- and long- term health effects in users and non-users, and research that should be a priority for federal funding.

Register now to view the live webinar.

Spread the word:

Tweet about it: Register now for the 1/23 NASEM report release webinar on public health consequences of e-cigarettes. http://bit.ly/ecighealthwebinar #eCigHealthEffects

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  1. Register Today for Radon Protections in New Homes Webinar

 

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Radon Protections in New Homes

January 30, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. EST

Join the Indoor airPLUS Team on January 30th at 1:00 p.m. EST for our Radon Protections in New Homes webinar to learn how the Indoor airPLUS Program protects homeowners from radon in new homes. Radon-resistant construction is becoming a focal point in the high performance building industry. Learn from seasoned radon expert, Bruce Snead, of the Kansas Radon Program about how to avoid common mistakes in design and installation of a passive system. Bruce is the Director of the Engineering Extension at Kansas State University, which provides technical assistance for EPA to promote public awareness and increased testing and mitigation for radon in homes, multifamily buildings, and schools.

You’ll also hear about new radon policy updates and exceptions in the Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications.

Register Today to Join!

Participate in National Radon Action Month with EPA’s Indoor airPLUS Team

Radonis one of the most important indoor air quality contaminants.You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but millions of homes in the United States have elevated levels.Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that causes lung cancer, and high levels have been found in every state. Testing for radon is easy, and fixing high radon levels uses simple, straightforward techniques and materials. You can protect your family by fixing high radon levels or buying a home with radon-reducing features.

Indoor airPLUS is a voluntary partnership and labeling program that helps new home builders improve the quality of indoor air by requiring construction practices and product specifications that minimize exposure to airborne pollutants and contaminants. Enhanced indoor air quality protections in Indoor airPLUS qualified homes include protections such as moisture control, radon protection, pest prevention, improved HVAC systems, combustion pollutant control, and low-emission building materials.


Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have about Indoor airPLUS. Thank you for your commitment to the Indoor airPLUS Program!

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  1. Don’t Mess with Mercury – A mercury spill initiative for schools from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

    This website includes kid-friendly interactive material and teacher-friendly lesson plans. It also explains how mercury spills are cleaned up.