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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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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Inuit and Metis radon research across the country

Radon, an odorless, colourless, radioactive gas, is an established carcinogen and the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. Radon poses a health risk for indoor environments, particularly in…
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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 TranscriptIn 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 uranium and…
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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

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 uranium and soils break…
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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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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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