Radon

Radon is a chemical element with symbol Rn. It is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tastelesse gas.Epidemiological studies have shown a clear link between breathing high concentrations of radon and incidence of lung cancer.

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Experiences with BC First Nations community-based radon testing: Successes and lessons learned

Topics: Indoor Air, Radon
This paper describes the key components of a three-year, on-reserve, community-wide residential radon testing project involving three Interior BC First Nations communities that resulted in an…
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Radon: Public Health and Cancer Prevention – A New Whiteboard Video from the NCCEH

Topics: Radon, Indoor Air
Radon gas exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada after smoking and is estimated to cause over 3,000 deaths per year - which is more than motor vehicle collisions (~2,200 deaths…
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Radon: Public Health and Cancer Prevention

Video Transcript In Canada, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer but what is radon and what can public health do about it? Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally when…
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The 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge for Canada

Public health professionals often find radon a challenging exposure to address, mostly because it is up to home owners to decide if they want to test. This issue is compounded by the fact that the…
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