William Angell (Housing Studies) presented at two invited radon workshops at the World Health Organization's (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
The first workshop, sponsored by WHO, focused on developing radon risk communication tools and WHO radon training materials for global building professionals. These initiatives represent the first major follow-up to last year's release of the WHO Handbook on Indoor Radon: A Public Health Perspective. Angell was a co-editor for the handbook and wrote one of six chapters focusing on prevention and mitigation of indoor radon problems.
William Angell (left front) with WHO and European colleagues in Geneva at WHO's Headquarters.
The second workshop was sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and it focused on developing national radon programs in 14 developing nations mostly from eastern Europe and central Asia that had been under Soviet influence. Many of the representatives expressed the need for radon prevention and and mitigation research and demonstration projects that would address country-specific building characteristics and construction practices.