Stop the proposed EPA Radon program funding cuts in the 2013 EPA budget
  • Petitioned The United States Congress

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The United States Congress

Stop the proposed EPA Radon program funding cuts in the 2013 EPA budget

    1. Jim Medley
    2. Petition by

      Jim Medley

      Nixa, MO

Radon gas is a known (class A) cancer causing agent that is directly linked to 21,000 deaths per year (one person every 25 minutes dies from lung cancer directly related to Radon gas) here in the United States. Radon effects everyone. Everyone includes our senior citizens and our children. All Americans deserve the right to breathe Radon free air in their homes, places of work and in the schools our children attend.

The EPA is proposing cutting the Radon program and grant funding by more than 80%. This will greatly reduce the ability of the individual states to help get the word out about the dangers of Radon gas and its health effects (lung cancer). We the under signed request that the congress of the United States stop the EPA from cutting this funding from the EPA budget now and in the future.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Letters to Congress and the EPA

      Jim Medley
      Petition Organizer

      Those of you who are signing this petition we would like to THANK YOU ! And ask one more favor of you. We must get the point across to Congress and the EPA in regards to this issue. So we politely ask you, that if you have been personally effected by this issue then please (only if you feel comfortable in doing so) leave a comment or statement stating so.

      There is a, no more powerful way to make them understand our position then a personal note from a individual who has lost a loved one, to the (completely preventable) issue of Radon gas.

      Also, as many of you know there is a non profit organization called CANSAR. CANSAR exist solely to educate the general public to the health effects of Radon gas exposure. You can find their stories at the link listed below. And again thank you for your concern in this matter, it is appreciated.

    3. Reached 25 signatures
    4. Information about Radon gas and its health effects

      Jim Medley
      Petition Organizer

      The attached link includes information about the health effects of Radon gas.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Elizabeth Hoffmann MILWAUKEE, WI
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a victim of radon induced lung cancer. I've never smoked, no second hand smoke. My home tested at twice the action level for radon. This killer can be stopped by testing, regulation and mitigation. www.cansar.org

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    • Dolores Elston WARREN, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      Want to get my house tested.

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    • Matthew Griswold MASONVILLE, IA
      • over 2 years ago

      I have been doing Radon Mitigation now for 13 years. This business supports my family of 10. Not sure what I would do if my business suffered because of this.

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    • Diana Zubal WALSENBURG, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      We have had high radon readings in our county. Peolple can not afford to go out and buy a test kit.

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    • Kathi Hutchinson RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY
      • over 2 years ago

      My close friend has lost several family members due to radon gas.

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