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Practices and Procedures
Preventing harm through emergency preparedness, surveillance, health impact assessments and risk management and communication.
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...View Full Article
In this webinar, co-presented by NCCHPP and NCCEH, participants discussed the evidence and ethics of a case involving radon. Presenters: Anne-Marie Nicol, Environmental Health Scientist at the NCCEH Michael Keeling and Olivier Bellefleur, Research Officers at the NCCHPP The webinar, co-presented by NCCHPP and NCCEH on November 29, 2016, featured a case involving radon testing at daycares and...View Full Article
Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - Radon in Canada: the challenges of putting prevention into action
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...View Full Article