ATSDR Radon Toxicity -Case Studies in Environmental Medicine Course
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Division of Health Education & Promotion, June 2000
The goal of this CSEM is to increase the primary care providers knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to aid in the evaluation of potentially exposed patients. After completion of this educational activity, the reader should be able to discuss the major exposure route for radon, describe two potential environmental and occupational sources of exposure to radon, state two reasons why radon is a health hazard, describe three factors that contribute to radon toxicity, identify evaluation and treatment protocols for persons exposed to radon, and list two sources of information on radon.