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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 uranium and soils break down. During this process, radon decays into radioactive alpha particles.  When inhaled, this radiation can break DNA bonds of cells inside the lungs. As DNA damage increases, the risk...

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

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 impressive 97% response rate for radon testing. The paper highlights the activities and considerations that led to the success of this program and offers insights into how testing rates can be increased for...

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Environmental Scan of Radon Law and Policy: Best Practices in Canada and the European Union

Topics: Radon General, Canada 

Kathleen Cooper of the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and Dr. Anne-Marie Nicol of CAREX/ NCCEH will present an overview of their recent policy review.

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

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7th B.C. Radon Workshop; Building Momentum: Strategies and Solutions

Topics: Indoor Air, Radon BC, Canada 

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 found in higher concentrations in confined space such as homes, buildings and underground workplaces. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and the second leading cause after...

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2019 CARST Radon Conference

Topics: Radon SK, Canada 

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 Radon Olympics, which return this year for their third appearance!

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