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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2019 CARST Radon Conference

Topics: Radon
The annual CARST Conference is known for its positive upbeat atmosphere, great presentations and excellent opportunities for learning, networking and connecting with vendors.  And of course for the…
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7th B.C. Radon Workshop; Building Momentum: Strategies and Solutions

Topics: Indoor Air, Radon
Radon is a ubiquitous, naturally occurring radioactive gas in open atmosphere that comes from the decay of uranium, which is distributed throughout soil and rocks. Radon and its decay products are…
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Ask the Radon Experts Q&A

Topics: Radon
Increased media coverage and the combined efforts of all radon awareness programs means that most of us are receiving more calls from Canadians these days, asking tough questions about radon. Why…
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BC 9th Annual Radon Workshop

Topics: Radon
The BC Lung Association's Annual Radon Workshop mobilizes BC stakeholders to address action needed to eliminate radon, the leading cause of  lung cancer after smoking.  Register for our 9th annual…
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CIPHI Ontario Seminar Series: Reducing Radon Ingress in Canadian Homes

In 2007, the Canadian radon guideline was reduced from 800 to 200 Bq/m3 and the National Radon Program (NRP) was rolled out by Health Canada. The NRP has conducted a considerable amount of research…
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Environmental Scan of Radon Law and Policy: Best Practices in Canada and the European Union

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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Occupational Health & Safety, Common Indoor Radon Levels and the New 2017 International Commission on Radiological Protection

Protecting the Ontario population from radon: Challenges and opportunities

Radon is a naturally occurring public health hazard that is found throughout Ontario in the buildings where we live, work, study and play. Public Health Ontario and various Ontario public health…
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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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Tackle Radon Ask The Experts Webinar!

Topics: Radon
Join us for a FREE webinar for your chance to chat with the radon experts about testing and mitigation! With special guests: Andrew Greene – Saskatchewan Roughrider Alumnus Adam Bighill – Winnipeg…
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Webinar: Connecting the dots to reduce radon risk

Topics: Radon
Radon is a lung cancer risk. Health Canada’s National Radon Program with the assistance of many great stakeholder partnerships have steadily increased awareness about the health impacts, how to test…
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