ATSDR Clinician Brief: Radon


This educational activity is designed to increase knowledge about radon and its health effects among healthcare professionals. It also intends to enhance competency in exposure recognition, patient management, and risk reduction counseling.

After completing this activity the participant will be able to:

    1. Explain the properties of radon and its sources in the environment.
    2. Describe routes of exposure to radon.
    3. Describe populations at risk for radon exposure.
    4. Explain potential health effects from exposure to radon.
    5. Describe clinical evaluation and management of patients exposed to radon.
    6. Describe appropriate follow up of radon exposed patients.
    7. Explain patient counseling and risk reduction strategies.

The ATSDR Clinician Brief: Radon can be found here pdf icon[PDF – 340 KB].

Coming Soon: ATSDR Clinical Overview of Radon with CE available.

Who is this training for?
Clinicians in practice and in training, including physicians, fellows, residents, medical students, nurse practitioners, nurses, and nursing students.

Óscar Tarragó, MD, MPH

Contact Information
Debra Joseph
Environmental Medicine and Health Systems Intervention Section
Office of Capacity Development and Applied Prevention Science
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, (770) 488-0715

Page last reviewed: January 24, 2022