Transactions of the International Conference on Health Information Technology Advancement

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This study focuses on indoor radon levels and socioeconomic data from West Michigan, MI. It was designed to: i) analyze the relationship between indoor radon levels and socioeconomic status of the participating households, and ii) assess the degree of public awareness about the danger of indoor radon gas. The study participants expressed that they knew that radon was negative, and a health risk, but were not equipped with the knowledge to test for or mitigate radon. With nearly half of the participants affected in some way by cancer, radon is a concern and a source for worry among many citizens. Health information technology (HIT) will be an effective tool to shape people’s health behavior along with accelerating awareness about radon gas, its health risks, and measures to mitigate unsafe radon level.