Basic Organization Information
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RADON SCIENTISTS AND TECHNOLOGISTS INC
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U Science and Technology Research Institutes
U03 Professional Societies, Associations
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
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M Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief
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AARST is a nonprofit, professional organization of members who are dedicated to the highest standard of excellence and ethical performance of radon measurement, radon mitigation and transfer of radon information for the benefit of members, consumers and the public at large.
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Peter Hendrick has been the Executive Director of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists since the summer of 2001. He joined AARST after having spent over 25 years in the environmental services sector. Mr. Hendrick started his professional career working on social service issues as a VISTA volunteer working with the elderly poor, then later began his environmental career as garbage truck driver. He eventually became a Regional Vice President of Waste Management, Inc., where he was responsible for operations, business development as well as governmental and regulatory affairs. In the course of his years in environmental services, he has lectured and been involved in symposiums involving solid waste disposal, recycling, and environmental protection policies, including early work on environmental justice issues. He has also consulted on these issues for both national and international clients. Since joining AARST, Peter has concentrated on radon health risk reduction and the lack of a sustainable risk reduction policy in the United States. He has focused on organizational development and policy development for both AARST and the radon profession in general. Peter holds a Masters Degree in History and Drama and lives and works in southern New Hampshire.
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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit
Radon, a naturally occuring form of radiation enters homes through soil gas and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and it is estimated that over 22,000 annual deaths occur in the U.S. each year from radon induced lung cancer. The US EPA stopped providing funding for research for radon risk reduction and standards in the early 1990s and most research is conducted privately. The EPA program is voluntary and the agency has never implemented the Congressional mandate regarding radon in water. In 2009, the World Health Orgnization came out with a radon reference level more stringent that the United States level. Radon is the single highest source of annual radiation dose for the average American and while a known Class A carcinogen, it is not a regulated U.S. program, it is a voluntary program.