CR3 News Magazine 2018 February: Black History Special Edition - Page 5

FROM THE DIRECTOR

CR3 is committed to providing education, awareness, and action on the danger of radioactive radon exposure—the leading environmental cause of cancer mortality. Increasing and unifying radon reduction advocates who have a mission of awareness and legislative change will help prevent future radon-induced lung cancer deaths.

CR3 has members on the national board of AARST, Heartland Chapter of AARST Board , MidWest AARST Chapter Board, TN Comprehensive Cancer Consortium Board

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Lung Cancer Survivor

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THE WAR ON RADON-INDUCED

LUNG CANCER

Several years ago when the International Radon Symposium was in St. Louis, I gave a five-minute power point presentation entitled “The War on Radon-Induced Lung Cancer. “ It went like this: First, have a strategic plan to win the war—Prevention. Plan your attack on all fronts: legislators, physicians and medical professionals, builders, realtors, educators, business and community leaders, and news media professionals.

The obstacle that will be encountered is the confidence that the opposition has in its own ignorance --not knowing what is not known. Sometimes a little knowledge can be dangerous and sometimes a little knowledge can be deadly. In preparing for the encounters, the battlefields must be secured by presenting the facts. Replace limited knowledge with a full base of facts on radon. Educate yourself first, and then pass it on. Establish the need to know and the need to take action with the challengers involved. Legislators have a responsibility to their constituents; school administrators have a responsibility to students, teachers, and staffs. Landlords have a responsibility to their tenants and builders and realtors to the homeowners and home buyers.

When preparing for action, be personal, powerful and persuasive. Tell the stories of those individuals whose lives have been changed or lost because of this silent demon invading their bodies or taking the lives of their loved one. Increase your troops to help spread the message of the danger of living, working, or attending school in environments with elevated levels of radioactive radon gas by using effective, convincing methods and repeating the endeavors that work. This war continues yet today. Take your first step today by testing your indoor environments and educating yourself and others about this little-known killer.

Don’t quit, win the war and help save lives.

Gloria Linnertz, Director

Citizens for Radioactive Radon Reduction

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