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Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. One in seven homes in Vermont has elevated levels of radon, but most patients are unaware of radon as a risk factor for lung cancer or that radon testing and mitigation services are available to them. To promote increased testing and mitigation of radon we screened patients presenting to a Family Medicine practice in Vermont about whether they had had these services done in their home. We also developed a patient education resource for providers to give to patients who had more questions about radon exposure, how to get it tested, and what can be done to reduce the radon levels within their homes.
South Burlington Family Practice
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Weaver, Benjamin, "Community Health Interventions to Reduce the Burden of Radon-Related Lung Cancer" (2021). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 705.
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