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Radon Testing and Remediation Programs: What Works?

Topics: Contaminants and Hazards, Practices and Procedures, Radiation, Risk Analysis

Local, regional, and national health authorities have used a number of approaches to encourage homeowners to test for radon and to implement remediation measures where warranted. Given Health Canada’s new 200 Bq/m3 radon guideline, the time is right to review lessons learned in implementing testing and remediation strategies. While public information does change knowledge and awareness of the risks of indoor radon, neither informational campaigns nor financial incentives have been successful in attaining high levels of participation in indoor radon remediation programs. Approaches for indoor radon mitigation based on new building construction programs are successful and recommended.

Radon Testing and Remediation Programs: What Works?

Publication DateJul 20, 2008
AuthorN/A
PublisherNCCEH
Posted by NCCEHJul 24, 2008