DEQ Michigan Radon Workshop headerAgency: Environmental Quality

2018 Michigan Radon Workshop
May 9, 2018 - GVSU Eberhard Center, Grand Rapids

Radon mitigation professionals, health professionals, realtors, environmental consultants and others gathered to discuss common issues associated with radon awareness and mitigation.  Attendees gained understanding of radon issues from other perspectives and insight moving forward.  Workshop participants received the Reducing the Risk from Radon guide and heard from state, federal, and national organizations regarding radon issues.


This workshop qualified for:

Up to 6 credits for the National Radon Safety Board  (NRSB).

Eight (8) Category I CE credits for the
National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) 




7:30 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:00 am


8:15 am

U.S. EPA National Radon Program Update

8:45 am

Michigan Radon Program Overview and Update

Aaron Berndt, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Indoor Radon Program

9:15 am

Illinois Radon Program: View from a Licensing State
Melinda Lewis, NS Health Physicist Tech, Illinois Emergency Management Agency Radon Program

10:15 am BREAK

10:30 am

Difficult Mitigation

David Smith, David Smith Radon Remedies

11:30 am


12:30 pm

Household Radon Gas Occurrences and Geographic Distribution in Western Michigan
Azizur R. Molla, MPH, PhD, and Peter J. Wampler, PhD, RPG, Grand Valley State University

1:30 pm

DHHS Cancer Section, Michigan Cancer Consortium, Cancer Plan

Courtney Cole, Cancer Primary Prevention Consultant, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

2:00 pm


2:15 pm

New Physician Guide to Radon

Dr. R. William Field, University of Iowa

3:15 pm

Importance of Diagnostics in Mitigation

Bruce Snead, Kansas State University

4:15 pm

Radon vs. Chemical Vapor Intrusion
Matt Williams, Vapor Intrusion Specialist, DEQ

4:45 pm

Closing Remarks and Next Steps

5:00 pm