RADON IN GEORGIA 公开

Owens, Lauren Moss (2012)

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Abstract

Radon is responsible for up to 21,000 deaths each year in the United States with 600 of
those in Georgia. Currently, there are no regulations in the state pertaining to testing,
education, or building construction. This study assessed the knowledge, attitudes and
practices of residents on radon in a high-risk county through the administration of a door-
to-door KAP survey. Radon test results obtained through Air Chek, Inc. were used to
assess the accuracy of the EPA radon zone map for Georgia. An interview with an
educator from the University of Georgia Radon Education Program identified key areas
needing focus to further radon action in the state. Funding to the radon education
program is lacking and residents across the state are not being adequately reached to
promote testing. The EPA map of Georgia needs reconstruction to better link risk to
documented test results from each county. Future collaborations with national
organizations, additional funding allocated to the radon education program, radon
education with established smoking cessation programs, and involvement of the state
legislature and health departments are key actions that can be taken to promote action
against radon in the future.

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CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION AND RATIONALE PAGE 1
PROBLEM STATEMENT 2
THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK 3
PURPOSE STATEMENT 4
RESEARCH QUESTIONS 4
SIGNIFICANCE STATEMENT 4


CHAPTER 2
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND 6
RADON IN THE UNITED STATES 9
RADON IN GEORGIA 12


CHAPTER 3
INTRODUCTION 18
POPULATION AND SAMPLE 18
RESEARCH DESIGN 19
PROCEDURES 19
INSTRUMENTS 20
PLANS FOR DATA ANALYSIS 20
LIMITATIONS AND DELIMITATIONS 20


CHAPTER 4
INTRODUCTION 22
FINDINGS 22
SUMMARY 30


CHAPTER 5

INTRODUCTION 31
SUMMARY OF STUDY 31
CONCLUSION 32
IMPLICATIONS 32
RECOMMENDATIONS 33


REFERENCES 35


APPENDIX
APPENDIX A 38
APPENDIX B 39

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