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Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - Radon in Canada: the challenges of putting prevention into action

Topics: Air, Contaminants and Hazards, Indoor Air, Practices and Procedures, Radiation, Risk Analysis Location: ON, Canada

Radon is an invisible, radioactive gas that contributes to the deaths of thousands of Canadians every year. Conventional wisdom suggests there should be outrage about the number of Canadians unnecessarily and unwitting exposed to elevated levels of alpha radiation from radon gas. Unfortunately, most Canadians are still not aware of the threats posed by this leading cause of lung cancer; or how to reduce their risk. Prevention is also lacking, as very few Canadians are engaged in reducing radon in their homes or at work. This seminar will explore the disconnect between radon exposure, risk and action and how policy may be affected by these forces.

Presenter: Dr. Anne-Marie Nicol

Anne-Marie Nicol is an associate professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and one of the Principal Investigators for CAREX Canada. She teaches courses in Risk Assessment, Toxicology and Health Communication. A board member of the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technicians, Anne-Marie lectures on radon gas to groups across the country and works with stakeholders to develop effective policies to reduce radon exposure.

Event DateJan 27, 2017
12:30 to 13:30
Posted by NCCEHJan 20, 2017
Location TypeOnline, In Person
Toronto, ON